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Lynne here, with more of my numeracy logic. Overheard in a playground recently, “Maths is sooo hard. Yesterday teacher told me that four and one is five, but today she told me that five is three and two. I’m sooo confused." Ooops! Just shows how the little dears can develop misconceptions at a very early age. This wouldn’t have happened so easily supported with apparatus. So, before we focus on addition calculations, I want to emphasise the need to use all of the Catch Up® Numeracy ‘Translation’ subcomponents. Representing numbers (‘five’, for one little dear) or processes, concretely, orally and symbolically, and going between these in different directions, will help develop full understanding. Some tips on this aspect first: