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Getting the balance right: the equals sign
(INTO [Irish National Teacher's Organisation], 2011)
Much of the number work carried out in primary classrooms contains elements of algebraic reasoning. In fact, equals sign work in junior and senior infants underpins much of the algebraic reasoning used in later years. In ...
Mathematics teaching matters: making complex mathematical ideas accessible to primary level children
(St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, 2011)
Reform of mathematics curricula has led to the expansion of topics such as algebra, data and probability being taught to primary level children. This new subject matter can be challenging for primary teachers to teach as ...
Varying your approaches to teaching variables
(INTO [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2011)
Our previous article Getting the balance right: The equals sign presented activities which can be used to introduce children to translating and solving word problems using equations where the unknown is represented with a ...