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Improving Teaching and Learning in Mathematics

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Planning a unit of work in mathematics

Planning an effective teaching sequence based on the cycle of assess, teach, practise, apply, review  (includes differentiation, pitch and expectation)

Planning for using and applying skills in mathematics

Teaching sequence revisited with focus on application of key skills at age-related level

Planning; Using Process Success Criteria to support understanding in mathematics

Teaching sequence revisited with focus on scaffolding learning 

Planning for personalisation including  individuals and groups (e.g. SEN, girls, more able children, EAL, GRT, children achieving level 2C at the end of KS1)

Subject knowledge in mathematics:  Progression and pedagogy

Focus on progression of key knowledge and pedagogical approaches in:

- Place value and number sense

- counting

- mental calculations

- written calculations

- using and applying mathematics

- shape

- measures

- handling data


 Assessment for learning including:

- Objectives and success criteria

- An introduction to feedback

- Using assessment to inform planning


- Supporting teacher assessment in MA2, MA3 and MA4

- Developing effective questioning

- Feedback and next step marking


- Moderation of mathematics in MA2, MA3 and MA4

- Supporting teacher assessment in MA1

- Self and peer assessment

- Setting effective targets for mathematics


- Moderation across all attainment targets

Speaking and Listening

Strategies to develop speaking and listening skills

Speaking and Listening

- Developing children's use of mathematical vocabulary

- Talking Maths

Speaking and Listening

Using Talking Maths as an intervention


Speaking and Listening

Metacognitive talk and refining explanations

EAL (English as an Additional Language)

Introduction to EAL pedagogy/strategies and how these link to learning in mathematics


Focusing on the acquisition of key vocabulary and addressing common difficulties

Girls and Mathematics

An overview of strategies and approaches which engage and motivate girls and build their confidence

Girls and Mathematics

- Exploring practical ideas to engage and motivate girls in mathematics

- Focus on EY, KS1, KS2, Whole school

Subject Leader’s Role

- Introduction to subject leader role

- Writing a policy document for mathematics

Subject Leader’s Role

- Carry out audit of mathematics across school

- Writing an action plan

Subject Leader’s Role

- Monitoring and evaluation

- Measuring impact

Subject Leader’s Role

Develop classroom based CPD through Lesson study

Additional Areas of Support

Supporting newly qualified teachers in mathematics Effective starter sessions in mathematics Using ICT to enhance the learning and teaching of mathematics Challenging all children in mathematics
Using practical equipment , models and images to support learning in mathematics Integrating mathematics across the curriculum Developing a mathematical learning environment Supporting teaching assistants
Identifying and implementing intervention approaches Involving parents in supporting their children's learning in mathematics (may include written calculations) Mathematics in the foundation stage Guided group work in mathematics

Closing the attainment and progress gap in mathematics

Transition Securing level 2 at the end of Key Stage 1

Securing progress across key stage 2 for those achieving level 2c at key stage 1

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