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Although manipulatives and representations are commonly used in primary mathematics or have been historically considered the reserve of lower prior attainers, they can be equally valuable for revealing mathematical structures at secondary level for all students.
We have produced guidance for some of the most useful representations for Key Stage 3 mathematics. Each guidance document details:
Click the following links to download the guidance documents.
Easy-download: Representations (all nine guidance documents in one easy-to-download zip file).
We have also produced explainer videos for algebra tiles and Cuisenaire® rods, which you can view via the links below.
The NCETM and Maths Hubs would like to thank the following for their contribution to the materials: