Key Messages:

  • The representation needs to clearly show the concept being taught, and in particular the key difficulty point. It exposes the structure.

  • In the end, the students need to be able to do the maths without the representation

  • A stem sentence describes the representation and helps the students move to working in the abstract (“ten tenths is equivalent to one whole”) and could be seen as a representation in itself

  • There will be some key representations which the students will meet time and again

  • Pattern and structure are related but different: Students may have seen a pattern without understanding the structure which causes that pattern

KS1 - Calculation policy with a concrete - pictorial- abstract approach

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