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As the Bell Goes: Audio Reflections - Mark Busby

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Created on 13 April 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 September 2011 by ncetm_administrator
As the bell goes: Audio reflections

Teacher - Mark Busby

Teacher - Mark BusbyI am the numeracy coordinator and assistant head teacher at an infant school in North Devon.  I currently teach a Year 2 class and in September 2008 will be teaching a Year 1 class.
Audio Reflections by Mark
  • 54-55-56 Counting Ball
    Mark describes an Ofsted observed lesson where his Year 1 children’s incorrect responses were an indication of some real thinking
  • Count on the Number Grid
    Mark describes the struggle of one of his Year 1 children and how it revealed an interesting bit of thinking
  • Domino Number Pattern
    Mark describes an interesting example of his Y1 children's creative thinking when devising their own number pattern
  • Gingerbread Man Subtraction
    Mark describes how a simple game of the interactive whiteboard resulted in some sophisticated mathematical thinking from his Year 1 children
  • Ofsted Observation
    Mark reflects on a lesson where he wished the Ofsted inspector had come in a little earlier
  • Regular Counting in Y1
    Mark reflects on the power and importance of regularly counting with his Y1 class in all sorts of situations
  • Tapping Coins
    Mark reflects on a lesson on money and how a particular strategy helped his Y1 children to understnad the value of different coins
  • The Power of the Puppet
    Mark recounts a lesson on 2-D shapes where the use of a puppet produced some powerful results
  • Using Numicon
    Mark reflects on how useful this tactile and visual resource helps his Y1 children with their number bonds to 10 and counting in twos
  • When Counting do the Numbers Change
    Mark reflects on a conversation with a Y1 child and how understanding counting is more than just being able to count accurately.


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