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Common Pitfalls in Maths

Our society is not really very mathematical one, so children often arrive at school with many misconceptions that they struggle to unlearn. These can be obvious to us (like the names of shapes) but sometimes they're more subtle concepts (like the dual nature of a fraction) or the absence of those (like negative numbers). This resource lists the most common issues and suggests ways to unpick them - and avoid perpetuating them ourselves.

  • more than 30 misconceptions
  • covers maths content for all primary ages
  • clear explanations to suit any level of subject confidence
  • categorised into vocabulary / number / calculations / geometry / measure

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