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Teachers Talking Theory: In Action - Chris Slaughter


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Created on 07 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 20 October 2008 by ncetm_administrator

Teachers Talking Theory

 
Teachers Talking Theory: In Action is a set of professional development resources which comprise of video clips and associated activities. The materials can stimulate discussion and experimentation and are designed to be used in many different scenarios.
 
Chris Slaughter, Kingsbridge Primary School
Themes
 
The place of the bead bar and the empty number line in supporting children’s calculation skills
 
The role of imagery including the importance of children drawing their own pictures

Chris is interested in helping children to use a number line with understanding and as an image to think about calculations with. She is working to develop a clear progression from the use of the concrete apparatus of the bead bar through drawings and jottings to the efficient and effective use of an empty number line.

 

Probes & Prompts

 

Discuss Chris’ explanation of her progression in number lines.

 

How do you gauge when it is appropriate to move to the next level of abstraction with a resource?
 
Click here to view more probes and prompts for use with this video

 
See Linked Mathemapedia Entry

 

Developing a mental image of the number line
 

Find out more about ways of working with these materials with other colleagues

 

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Tom Rainbow, Ivybridge Community College
Debbie Weible, Oldway Primary School
Tim Browse, Teyfant Community School
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The importance of considering actions in word problems

 

Mathematics as a creative discipline

 

Encouraging rich child-initiated activity

 

Students feeling positive about how they learn

 

Children making their own decisions when solving problems

 

Questioning to encourage deep mathematical thinking

 


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10 June 2013 06:54
concrete things to getting the staticness of a number line. Have the beads to manipulate and an image. When static it is more abstract so not easy to begin with.
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