Primary Maths for Scotland
Plan, teach and assess primary maths with the first maths mastery programme created specifically for Scotland
Primary Maths for Scotland is written to CfE experiences and outcomes, and aligned to the benchmarks. The books are clear and simple, aiming to develop conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency. Flexible and uncomplicated, the programme can fit in with existing plans and resources.
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The textbooks help pupils learn at their own pace and then consolidate their understanding with plenty of worked examples and practise questions
Planning and support manuals packed with teaching ideas and resources to give guidance and support for each topic
Photocopiable resources that can be used both as a diagnostic tool to identify pupils needing more support or challenge and to record and report children's attainment
The digital pack can be used to demonstrate new concepts, embed knowledge and practise key skills - and the record books to assess achievement of the Early Level benchmarks
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About the authors
Craig Lowther- Head of School for Education and Applied Sciences at The University of the Highlands and Islands Inverness College and lecturer on the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary Mathematics.
Craig has previously held positions as Principal Teacher of Mathematics, Principal Teacher Guidance and Head of Faculty at schools in London, Fife, Dumfries and Galloway and Moray, and was also the Learning and Teaching Officer for Numeracy and Mathematics (3-18) for Moray Council and held a secondment as Development Officer at Education Scotland.
Carol Lyon - Carol has worked in a range of primary schools as a Class Teacher, Staff Tutor and Principal Teacher. In 2008, she was appointed Education Support Officer (Numeracy) with Angus Council. Following a short secondment to Education Scotland’s Numeracy and Mathematics team, she returned to Angus as Schools and Learning Support Officer (STEM) and, in the year leading up to her retirement in 2019, led the Tay Regional Improvement Collaborative’s Numeracy Workstream. Carol is passionate about instilling a love of maths in Scotland’s children and firmly believes all can succeed in maths, when taught by like-minded educators with sound pedagogical content knowledge. She was the inaugural editor of the Scottish Mathematical Council (SMC) Primary Journal and, in 2019, became the first female and first primary specialist to chair the SMC.
Scott Morrow - Numeracy Development Officer for South Ayrshire, teacher trainer and YouTuber (video lessons available through Scott Morrow Maths channel). The key to developing a deep, conceptual understanding of maths is to nurture pupils’ understanding of mathematical relationships, their decision making and their ability to reason mathematically. Effective teaching isn’t about demonstrating processes to be memorised…it’s about inspiring our pupils’ inquisitive nature, empowering them to articulate their thinking, make connections and justify their decisions. Every pupil has the potential to achieve in maths…effective teaching supports them realise that potential.