We don't think about foundations because they're invisible. They were put in place early on, then built over with something splendid. Foundations in maths are just like building foundations - important.
Counting is easily taken for granted but there's a lot of fascinating research into how we learn to count and there's more to it than you may think. We look at some of the theories and the key steps in this fascinating journey.
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A parent's guide to the changes coming to the UK Primary maths curriculum in September 2014
A "visual model" can be as simple as a using the slices of a cake to represent fractions, but they can explain some pretty complex ideas in advanced maths too. This article explores a few of the visual models we use in primary maths.
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