Newsletter No. 6

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Contents

Catch up with our 2014 Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Jo Boaler
  • Dr Sue Gifford
  • Debbie Morgan

Maths New Headlines

  • One-stop Searching of WorldWideScience Sources
  • Maths Hubs
  • New online course for adults and college students still to achieve Level 2 maths
  • DfE News
  • New support materials for Assessing Maths
  • Mathematical Problem Solving in the Early Years
  • Position with Wellies
  • Free resources workshops
  • Ofsted clarifies how inspectors evaluate maths teaching

Free Resources

Each issue of the newsletter offers additional resources that we feel may be of interest to you. These can be downloaded by clicking on the individual links below:

Resources from The 6th National Dyscalculia Conference 2014

  • Keynotes and Workshop presentations 
  • Conference Evaluation Report

Click here to download 2014 conference resources

We have collected together a number of research papers and practical resources on the theme of developing the language of Maths:

  • Talk Money - Talk Maths From Northern Ireland - this resource aims to support the learning and teaching of financial capability within Mathematics at Key Stage 3
  • Building a Bridge to Academic Vocabulary in Maths From Austin America - 28 pages of practical ideas to support the development of key vocabulary
  • Using headline stories to develop Maths language From Hawaii - a short practical paper that uses 'Headlines' like a headline in a newspaper as short 5/10 minute exercise to develop thinking and problem solving
  • Maths from story books From UK - a practical resource that does what the title says offering many suggestions that matches a maths topic to a story book
  • SLCN pupils and Maths From the Numeracy Strategy - an accessible overview of the practical issues pupils with SLCN can encounter when learning Maths
  • Mathematical English -Jabberwocky? From Australia - this article presents a review of the literature about the complexities of mathematical English. It includes examples of more than fifty language features that have been shown to add to the challenge of interpreting mathematical texts
  • Language in the mathematics classroom From the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for the NSW Institute of Teachers - a very useful and accessible overview
  • Learning the Language of Maths From the journal Number, a short practical paper written by Robert Jamison

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