Tuesday, 1 March 2016

New 'manipulatives' for Mathematics!

I just wanted to share some exciting news...
Our new Mathematics resources have arrived!
I know this might not excite all of you, but here at school, we're very happy!
We call these materials 'manipulatives' and they're used throughout the school...
The new equipment has been purchased to aid children's understanding and progress in Mathematics. Last year, we bought lots of equipment and saw the positive impact almost immediately. Children were able to use concrete materials which helped them to become more familiar and confident with different areas within the Mathematics curriculum. This 'hand's on' approach really does work and helps children to understand key concepts and demonstrate their learning.

The new equipment (recently unwrapped!) builds further upon our previous work and will continue to support children in their learning through the use of practical equipment that is engaging and fun to use.