Bringing maths to life with ICT

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By David Waitesmaths and assessment coordinator at Hazel Grove Primary School, Stockport

Explore some inspiring ways of engaging learners in maths and instilling a positive attitude while they are of primary school age

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It’s widely acknowledged that maths is perceived negatively by many children – something that could be caused by a number of reasons. For some learners, their struggle with maths may derive from the fact that their strengths and interests lie in other curriculum areas. Sometimes an uninspiring teacher could mean that children do not enjoy maths or find it difficult. However, with maths being an important subject for both childhood development and adult life, it’s key that we do all we can to ensure that every child has the tools and teaching available to them to obtain an engaging learning experience. The early stage of a child’s education is the ideal time in which to captivate their attention and engage them in maths. If we can demonstrate to primary school age learners that maths can be fun, and also that they do possess the ability to succeed, this can prove fundamental in laying the foundations for later success. Early engagement instils a desire to learn, establishing a positive perception and attitude towards education.

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  1. sbrown
    on 4 June 2010

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    This is just an advert for a commercial program. Junior Education used to be a magazine which gave useful ideas which I could use in my classroom. I am so unimpressed by the new online content.

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