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Nigel Coutts

Do We Truly Understand Place Value? - The Learner's Way - 5 views

    James Tanton shattered my understanding of the vertical algorithm. More than that, he helped me to see how poorly I understood place value and that many of my students function with the same misunderstanding. What made the experience more humbling was that it took him less than two minutes to do this.
Nigel Coutts

Number Talks for Number Sense - The Learner's Way - 3 views

    "Number Talks" is an approach to the teaching and learning of Number Sense. Rather than relying on the rote-memorisation of isolated number facts achieved through drills of "table-facts", Number Talks aim to build confident, number fluency, where learners recognise patterns within and between numbers and understand the properties of numbers and operations. Number Talks are a "mind on" learning task that engages students in an active learning process as they search for patterns, decompose and recompose numbers and develop a flexible understanding.
Jean Potter

BBC News - 7 billion people and you: What's your number? - 32 views

    population growth infographic
Jean Potter - home of the Duck of Maths - 2 views

    A superb site with lots and fun maths games on a wide range of topics across the maths curriculum.
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