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Making Numbers

A definitive guide to using manipulatives to teach arithmetic

Making Numbers shares exemplars of good practice drawing on the latest research on using manipulatives to develop understanding of arithmetic. Making Numbers progresses from teaching of numbers 1-12, to beyond 200, including ideas for teaching partitioning, arrays, and times tables.

  • An invaluable professional development handbook for developing mastery of counting, place value and calculation
  • Provides a wealth of practical suggestions to support questioning, investigation and problem-solving
  • Written by experts with decades of experience in primary mathematics education
  • Supported by a series of innovative animations to explore numbers in creative ways
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  • This is an excellent book, full of practical ideas to help develop children’s understanding of number. The images used show how you can use everyday resources to help develop children’s understanding of number without needing to spend lots of money on new resources, and the small snippets of research help you to understand why the activities suggested can help children to understand number. It is written in an easy-to-read style and can be dipped into and out of, a great tool to help support planning for maths in the EYFS. It even covers trickier concepts such as introducing addition and subtraction, and gives you advice on how to make this meaningful for children to understand.

    Caroline Vissani, Early Years Teaching and Learning Specialist

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Making Numbers: Using manipulatives to teach arithmetic

A definitive guide to using manipulatives to teach arithmetic

Rose Griffiths, Sue Gifford, and Jenni Back

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Paperback | 29/09/2016

Price:  £32.75

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