Numeracy and Computing

Numeracy and Computing

Mr C Blair (Curriculum Leader)
 

Faculty News: Numeracy and Computing

Published: 04 November 2021

Robotics Club will (finally!) get underway. Our first meeting will be Tuesday 9 November 2021 during lunch in M1.14.

We'll be joined by a STEM Ambassador, Stuart, who works at 4J Studios.

4J Studios is a video game development studio with offices in East Linton and Dundee and is best known for developing Minecraft.

All welcome!

Mr Blair

Published: 05 October 2021

There will be a short meeting during interval today (Tuesday 5 October 2021) to discuss plans for the robotics club. The meeting will take place in Mr Blair's classroom.

New members always welcome!

If you cannot attend please find Mr Blair to get an update!

Published: 02 March 2021

The SQA Understanding Standards resources are useful for everyone and materials are regularly being updated at the moment.

The Computing Science resources now have audio commentary and Mathematics materials look at how questions were marked in the 2018 and 2019 Exam Papers. Being clear about the 'success criteria' can support the development of exam technique and understanding of common mistakes.

Published: 18 February 2021

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Published: 02 December 2020

In the Mathematics Department we have worked very hard over the last two years to develop our teaching methods to support genuine understanding of Maths.

To that end I'd like to offer you the chance to be part of a series of virtual meetings where we will go through some of the methods we use in S1 (and build on in S2, S3, etc) and how we try to put it across to our classes.

Hopefully this insight will help de-mystify what we do in the Maths Department and open up a positive dialogue at Home about the Maths being learned - no more arguments because "it wasn't taught like that in my day!".

 

Sessions will run on 3 dates as follows:

  • Monday 11 January 2021, 6 - 7pm: we will look at how we use two-colour counters to teach 'negative numbers'
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