# Blog

### Reasoning about a Key Stage 1 fluency focus

Published: 09 January 2020
Is there a need to develop fluency for the children in your class or school? Is this something that is holding them back from being able to calculate...

### Maths is a universal language, isn't it?

Published: 19 November 2019
If it is then why might some of our children who are new to the country initially find it puzzling?

### Take a look through Ofsted’s three mathematics eyes. What can you see?

Published: 14 November 2019
This is not about the need now to write out a lengthy statement for three I’s. A quick reflection to ascertain salient points would be helpful. Not...

### Help! My pupils just can't reason to problem solve

Published: 05 November 2019
Are we expecting our children to learn to reason by osmosis?

### KS2 SATs Reasoning; Re-presenting the problem

Published: 22 October 2019
Finding the maths camouflaged by the information in a question.

### Detecting shaky learning and dealing with it

Published: 15 October 2019
“Shaky learning” is often well hidden by pupils. Without getting to the root of the problem, you will only sticky plaster the cracks.

### Analysis of 2019 KS2 Maths SATs Arithmetic paper (Part 2)

Published: 10 October 2019
Helping schools think about how they might interpret the findings of the Arithmetic SATs paper outcomes, and how their findings might be translated...

### Analysis of 2019 KS2 Maths SATs Arithmetic paper (Part 1)

Published: 08 October 2019
What can question level analysis tell you about the KS2 SATs and what is it hiding?

### Can't calculate? Could place value be the culprit?

Published: 01 October 2019
The gaps in place value understanding are the main culprit when children can’t calculate - here are some ideas to fix this.

### When is a number not a number?

Published: 17 September 2019
The representation of the symbol ‘2’ certainly does not have any concrete connection to its value. For a learner to understand the concept of...