Tag Archives: Maths

Review:New Wave English in Practice:Prim-Ed

Review:New Wave English in Practice:Prim-Ed I am sure that many teachers out there have used Prim-Ed's New Wave Mental Maths books. If so, you might be interested in the New Wave English in practice books from Prim-Ed that basically use a very similar approach. The books cover different areas of the English curriculum and are a basic practice book. They start off in 1st Class and run all the way up to 6th Class, again in a similar way to the Mental Maths books. The Read More...

Does Maths make you feel like a fool?

As it's April Fool's Day, here's a puzzle that causes some bother for many people. (It's copied from an American blog, hence the $ signs) There are 3 traveling salesmen, traveling together to a convention. It is late at night and they are very tired and decide to stop at a country inn for a few hours sleep. The inn only has one room left with a double bed and an couch. salesmen are tired and take the room as Read More...

Two Line Tuesday

I think I've finally found the greatest thing to show on a projected screen. It's a Maths manipulative toolkit with almost every single virtual concrete object I can think of. Read More...

Media Focuses on Religion during Maths Week

There were a number of stories in the newspapers and media this week surrounding the question of religion in schools. This topic seems to be rearing its head more and more often. The last explosion of interest from the media were stories about children who had not been able to enrol in schools due to the religious beliefs of their parents and the Educate Together school in Castlebar that couldn't open because it was a completely unsuitable building. This week there were three interesting Read More...

#DojochatEU – Developing a PLN

#DojochatEU is a Twitter hashtag for an event that happens every Wednesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Yesterday evening was the first opportunity I had to join in and I am hoping to be able to take part as often as I can as part of my ClassDojo ambassadorship. I thought it might be a good idea to give my thoughts on the #DojochatEU each week that I take part in order to give my own thoughts to the questions, topics Read More...

Review: Comprehension and Critical Thinking Digital Games:Prim-Ed

Review: Comprehension and Critical Thinking Digital Games:Prim-Ed  You may have read my reviews on Prim-Ed's Maths Games Galore and now we have the Language Games Galore to look at! There are two Cds in this particular series, A and B with emphasis being laid on different aspects of the Language curriculum. They are designed to be used with ages 7-8 but similar to the maths galore CDs, the teacher in the support setting could use these easily to differentiate for any age Read More...

Review: Prim-Ed-Maths Games Galore-reinforcing maths skills-CD-ROMs

Review: Prim-Ed-Maths Games Galore-reinforcing maths skills-CD-ROMs  The two CD-ROMs I am going to review are the Numbers and Operations and the Number Sense and Place Value ones available from Prim-Ed. The Numbers and Operations CD-ROM is made up of 10 different digital maths games that focus in on specific maths skills like counting up to 20, working with numbers up to 20 and also modeling simple addition and subtraction. It is suitable for ages 4-6 so an Infant class or a support Read More...

Summer Courses 2014: Numeracy (Mathematics)

There are loads of numeracy courses as usual this year with the big focus on Literacy and Numeracy from the government. There's a pile of SSE courses but if you're looking for something a little different, I've tried to pull in a few courses that might float your boat. I've included any maths-related course here too, rather than only those focusing on number. A Practical Guide to Making Mathematics Fun (Castaheaney ETNS, Dublin) This course is taking place in an Educate Read More...

INTO Congress: Should teachers have Honours Maths?

Now that the dust has settled over a rather uncomfortable few days of the various teacher unions, it was interesting to read about people's reactions. Sadly, the disgraceful antics of a few teachers has only cemented the popular view of whinging teachers. Thankfully, primary teachers seemed to behave themselves and didn't succumb to any inappropriate behaviour. Ruairi Quinn made a bit of a gaffe when he bemoaned the feminised state of primary teaching and decided to link this to the Read More...

Review:Developing Maths Concepts:Prim-Ed

Developing Maths Concepts in the Early Years:Prim-Ed This is a nice, chunky book for all you Infant teachers! It opens up with a chapter on how maths concepts work in the infants classroom and the pedagogical principles behind teaching and learning maths. Other nice features are the resources page and the type of things you will need in the infant classroom to get going on the maths! The brilliant thing about this book is it is worksheet-free! This is completely relevant to Read More...