Big Ideas is a catch-up programme for students in Years 5 and upwards. It covers maths concepts from NZC Levels 1-3 in a 12-week intervention.
- Numbers and our Number system
Big Ideas is written for small group of students but also found to be successful with a small class of students allowing the teacher to help the students understand not only the concepts in maths but also the language. Conversation is a key part of learning.
The components of the programme are a Teaching Guide and apparatus pack. We have also created a class pack which also includes place value blocks.
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These resources are adapted for the NZ classroom from the Big Ideas Programme.
BIG IDEAS sample and supporting files with NZ money.
Checklist for understanding
Photocopy Masters adapted for NZ:
Place Value Chart including decimals
Matching Big Ideas to Numicon, Discovering Mathematics and Myimaths (secondary)
Highly recomended reading - What is Dyscalculia and the best intervention? Mahesh Sharma