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‘Singapore-style teaching helps solve problem of maths failure, says new research’ Reports Independent. We Take a Look at the Method.

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Singapore maths is the term coined for the style of mathematical teaching in Singapore. It focuses on three steps. Hands on activity to work out the answer to a problem. Pictorial representation of the problem. Abstract problem solving using mathematical symbols & numbers. Although I have not consciously adopted this method of teaching my children maths, I frequently use blocks to …

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Free Resources/Lesson Plans and Posters About Africa

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We have come across a very useful set of online lesson plans and also free posters available by mail which are ideal for project work about Africa. The resources have been made available by ‘Send A Cow’ which is a charity set up to help poverty stricken regions in Africa have a brighter future. I recommend reading their ‘why we …

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Our Favourite Educational Radio Resource -For Home Education

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This morning we have been listening to our favourite children’s radio programs. Once a week we have a radio morning and the children really enjoy the experience. We use the BBC schools Radio resource which you can find here: My eldest listens to the ‘Maths Challenge’ as part of his weekly maths work. There are quick fire maths problems …

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Free Resources About Bees – Available Through the Post

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We sent off for and received our ‘Bee Cause’ educators pack last year. I used the resources to help teach my children about the importance of bees and the dangers which are currently threatening them. There are additional resources to support the pack available online (see the bottom of the page the link takes you to).  To receive the pack …

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Free Maths Resources

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We have just come across some maths cards and posters from Loughborough University. Both products contain key maths information which will be very useful for the home educating parent and student alike. You can order the free maths resources by completing the form here:  

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How the Heart Works – Make a Simple Heart Pump (includes video & links)

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We have been learning about the cardiovascular system as part of our ‘About the Body’ science project. The pump that we made showed the children how blood is pumped through one of the four chambers of the heart and helped to explain the importance of  heart valves. To make a heart pump you will need: 1 jar 1 balloon water …