WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense – Session 2



Monday 10 May



16:00 to 17:00

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page


Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense: Session 2

Learning to think mathematically:
How to launch the rekenrek to support number sense in your own school

This is a FREE WEBINAR, led by our Sussex Maths Hub Primary team: Jenny Stratton, Miriam Rhine and Emma Gale.

Following our well-received introductory session on the rekenrek with an international guest speaker, the Sussex Maths Hub team will be leading our next free primary webinar on how to launch the rekenrek to support number sense in your own school.

The rekenrek is a tool that was created in the Netherlands and has been translated to be called an ‘arithmetic rack’ or ‘calculating frame’. It is a unique tool that allows children to develop number sense and we are very excited about its potential, particularly at the current time. There are free virtual versions of this tool that schools can use for interactive whole class or group teaching and it will complement schools’ current use of representations and structures such as tens frames, Cuisenaire rods and numicon.

Our own team has first-hand experience of launching the rekenrek in our own schools and we have seen the positive impact it is already having on our own pupils’ confidence with fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We will be discussing how you too can approach a planned and progressive roll out for the rekenrek in your school to support fluency and Teaching for Mastery, should you wish to.

We will share key materials after the session so that you may lead your own staff training for teachers and support staff. You will feel empowered to start using the materials to deliver a planned and progressive programme to support children in gaining a deep understanding of number sense that will underpin success with mathematics throughout the primary phase and beyond.

If you are interested, please join us for an hour that we hope will have a positive lasting impact on your school development and pupil outcomes!