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Maths Through Story

This interactive training develops early level practitioners' understanding of explicit and implicit mathematical story books and how these can act as a vehicle for learners.

What are the benefits?

Using maths story books in the early years is a well-established practice. There are many story books which resonate with mathematical themes. These stories can help to contextualise or humanise mathematics and when presented in the picture book format with abstract mathematical concepts being visually represented for readers, they provide a useful tool to develop learners’ conceptual understanding.

This interactive training develops practitioners' understanding of explicit and implicit mathematical story books and how these can act as a vehicle for learners to be introduced to new mathematical topics, or for reviewing or consolidating mathematical concepts. Practitioners will also upskill their understanding of early number, in particular counting principles, addition and subtraction, fractions and problem solving.

Who is it for?

This programme is for practitioners from early level to first level.

Duration

Half day training

For more information

For more information on this programme contact Peter Valentine, Numeracy Lead, Forth Valley and West Lothian RIC at peter.valentine@westlothian.gov.uk.