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Starting Out With Grid Algebra in KS1

Algebra is not often a concept we often think of for KS1 pupils, but Alison Parish has found that laying some foundations early on can make a big difference. In the first of this two-part series, she outlines some great ways of using the Grid Algebra software to help pupils in year 1 and 2 develop their numeracy skills.
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This article describes how I have introduced Grid Algebra (software published by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics) to pupils in Key Stage 1, but I have also used these activities with other age groups, who are not familiar with the software, as an introduction. Although the software is not new and was written for earlier operating systems, it also has full functionality on Windows 10.

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