The structure of the number system

Using mathematical representations at KS3

Although manipulatives and representations are commonly used in primary mathematics or have been historically considered the reserve of lower prior attainers, they can be equally valuable for revealing mathematical structures at secondary level for all students.

The NCETM have produced guidance for some of the most useful representations for Key Stage 3 mathematics. Each guidance document details – what they are, why they are important and how they might be used.

Using manipulatives to expose mathematical structure in Secondary

This booklet is a collection of ideas, resources and examples that Teaching for Mastery Specialist, Jayne Webster picked up on her 5 year mastery journey. 
Concepts and ideas are grouped together to demonstrate a coherent journey from common KS2 representations to KS3 and beyond.


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