Learning at home

# Target!

Throughout April I am posting ideas and resources to help develop children’s skills for learning through play. Today, you’ll find two copies of the 100-square that can be downloaded. The first is unmarked, except for the numbers, of course. the second is a simple block of 100 empty squares. You can download a blank copy… Continue reading Target!

Learning at home

# Hidden treasure

This activity can easily be set in a specific room, all around the house, or in the garden. Adapt the concept to suit children’s ages and stages – simplify as necessary or make it more complex. Older children can cope with more sophisticated language, more difficult or more numerous description, for example, a combination of… Continue reading Hidden treasure

# 100-square activities

Today's daily offering is perhaps a little more conventional, but there are so many ways to adapt this maths challenge to suit those just starting out with number recognition or those whose pattern recogniton skills are at an advanced level.Now we've found a few ways to use the 100 square for games, here are a… Continue reading 100-square activities

Learning at home

# Comparatively speaking

Today's idea is one that can be slotted in to almost any situation. Adapt the concept to suit children’s ages and stages – you might just chat, or you might follow up with measuring roughly, or later, accurately. You can use everyday objects to measure – step out distances, or use known quantities rather than… Continue reading Comparatively speaking

Learning at home

# Bored or boardgames

Throughout April I am posting ideas and resources to help develop children's skills for learning through play. Today, you'll find two copies of the 100-square that can be downloaded. The first is unmarked, except for the numbers, of course. the second is a simple block of 100 empty squares. There are many ways to use… Continue reading Bored or boardgames

Learning at home

# Sort it out

Each weekday during April, as we're all at home, I'm sharing ideas to help develop children's skills for learning through play. Today's offering combines helping out at home with following instructions. There's a healthy dose of maths on the side, too! Adapt the concept to suit children’s ages and stages – simplify as necessary or… Continue reading Sort it out

# Stealth maths

To lighten the load on unaccustomed and/or unplanned home educators (and for anyone else who's interested) I'm sharing daily ideas to develop children's learning through play and everyday activities. As well as being fantastic for social skills, communication, sharing and turn-taking, games are a brilliant way to develop both understanding of mathematical concepts and the… Continue reading Stealth maths

Shows and conferences

# Dyscalculia Assessment

Saturday 8th September 2018 Today, I was one of 20 specialist assessors for specific learning difficulties lucky enough to participate in the first CPD on dyscalculia assessment and reporting run by Professor Steve Chinn and Judy Hornigold for the Dyscalculia Association. It was a packed day, with lots of opportunities for sharing experience and best… Continue reading Dyscalculia Assessment

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

# Tricks and tips for six

Support ideas for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie - Beacons Unique Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Download… Continue reading Tricks and tips for six

# 5 maths games

Reposted to coincide with the fifth day of twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted support for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As usual, this can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie -… Continue reading 5 maths games

# 12 days of Christmas

Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted fun As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie - Beacons Unique Download a copy here More infographics here… Continue reading 12 days of Christmas