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From: Fran Garvey

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2010082717:53:54
Subject: Primary Maths


I am working in an inner-city primary school in Manchester with
children from many different backgrounds.  Many of the children
experience difficulties with language within maths because of their
own language difficulties.  They also find it difficult to see the
relationship between mechanical maths and problem solving situations
with Using and Applying.  

We are beginning to introduce Maths in Context and we are thinking of
projects, either in individual classes or as a Key Stage or Whole
School, where we can develop our understanding of vocabulary and
problem solving.

If you have any ideas or advice, I would be very grateful.

with thanks
Fran Garvey

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