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Selecting and Using Resources for Learning : Key Stage 4 : Mathematics-specific Pedagogy

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1. How confident are you that you are familiar with a range of equipment and practical resources to support mathematics teaching and learning, such as:

a. structural apparatus and other models for teaching number?


By the time pupils reach Key Stage 4, the majority will have a working knowledge of the number system and place value, though some pupils may have weaknesses in their understanding which can cause errors in their arithmetic. The depth of their understanding may be tested when index numbers and standard form are introduced, and the practical materials useful in introducing place value can he helpful again in illustrating the conversions in and out of standard form for both positive and negative indices. (c.f. Key Stage 3 pedagogy)

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