Jerome Bruner’s Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach tells us that it doesn’t matter how old a child is. If you’re teaching them a new mathematical idea, it should be introduced in a concrete way.
But in reality, teachers are often time poor. When you have to decide whether to use ten minutes to get out/pack away the primary teaching resources or to teach the lesson, more often than not you’ll choose teaching.
Being organised with your concrete resources and ensuring they’re easy to distribute and pack away can make a big difference to how often you use them.
Here are some of our favourite ways to store primary teaching resources.