• Developing the Fraction Concept

    The handouts and resources below outline and illustrate the content from a NumberSense Mathematics Programme workshop which covered the following:

    • Issues that underpin a deep and meaningful understanding of fractions.
    • The developmentally-appropriate sequence for teaching fractions from Grade 2 to Grade 7 used in the NumberSense Workbooks.
    • Assumptions and misconceptions about the teaching of fractions.
    • The role of problems in learning about fractions and experiencing mathematics as a meaningful, sense-making activity.
    Developing the Fraction Concept in the Intermediate Phase
    The Development of the Fraction Concept Trajectory
  • Developing Pre-Algebraic Thinking

    The handouts and resources below outline and illustrate the content from a NumberSense Mathematics Programme workshop which covered the following:

    • The role of patterning in developing number sense in particular and mathematical proficiency in general.
    • An appropriate sequence (trajectory) of teaching and learning activities to support the development of patterning.
    • Patterns, representations and interrelationships.
    • Patterns and pre-algebra in the NumberSense classroom.
    Developing the Function Concept (Patterns and Patterning) in the Primary School
    The Development of Algebraic Thinking Trajectory
  • Developing Geometric Thinking

    The handouts and resources below outline and illustrate the content from a NumberSense Mathematics Programme workshop which covered the following:

    • Developing geometric thinking in a NumberSense classroom with the focus on understanding, application and reasoning
    • Van Hiele’s levels of geometric thinking and phases of learning
    • An exciting and innovative range of interactive and grade-appropriate NumberSense geometry activities.
    Developing Geometric Thinking in the Primary School
    Learning through Play (Pierre Van Hiele)
  • Assessment in a NumberSense Classroom

    The handout below outlines the content from a NumberSense Mathematics Programme workshop which covered the following:

    • Developing an annual assessment programme and appropriate assessment tasks for the NumberSense classroom.
    Assessment in a NumberSense Classroom (Grades 4-7)
    NumberSense Assessment Resources
  • Making the most of the NumberSense Workbooks

    The handout below outlines the content from a NumberSense Mathematics Programme workshop which covered the following:

    • Planning and executing mathematics lessons using the NumberSense Mathematics Programme.
    • Classroom organisation and lesson delivery.
    • Teaching mathematics for understanding, application and reasoning.
    Making the most of the NumberSense Workbooks
    Resources for a NumberSense Classroom