Using Apparatus in Maths
To begin learning any new concept in Maths we start with concrete apparatus to manipulate, combine and support. These resources are used further up the school t support understanding and promote the independence in our young learners. They can be used by all ages to understand problems and puzzles also. They hold a vital role in mastery as they are the building blocks that children use to step up to visual and symbolic representations.
In school we utilise a range of resources including rods and cubes, counters, coins, blocks, counting animals, straws, clocks, 2D and 3D shapes. Here are some photos of our pupils supporting their own steps in learning.