The Earls High School

The Earls High School

Breakdown of Resources by Subject Area

Please note that the following information was provided by the teaching school and was correct at the time of publishing on 31st January 2016. All enquiries related to this resource and the information given here, should be directed to the teaching school via the email provided by them.

Big Ideas of Maths & Barriers to Learning

The link to the Big Ideas Revision Mat is: The following details are needed to access the site:

Username: oalias

Password: Earls1234 (upper case as indicated)

Primary school teachers from Halesowen participated in a 5-day programme that developed their understanding of, ‘The Big Ideas of Maths and Barriers to Learning’.

Barriers to Learning include: Understanding, Literacy, Learning to Learn, Real Life Experiences, Confidence, Teaching and Learning & SEN.

Often, there will be a combination of barriers that have a negative impact of progress. The programme explores how these barriers can be overcome.

Big Ideas are the concepts of Mathematics that can be applied to a variety of topics. “Understand one Big Idea and then you can apply this to many things…”:

  • Number Operations
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Number Properties
  • Ratio
  • Working with Vertical Number line
  • Time
  • Place Value
  • 360 degrees around a point
  • Congruence and similarity
  • Properties of Shape
  • Measures
  • Dimensions
  • Language of Algebra
  • Substitution
  • What works with Number works with Algebra
  • Balance Method
  • A graph is a relationship between 2 Variables
  • Averages
  • Chance