Embedding Maths for Mastery

Our series of professional development comprises six sessions and will be delivered by our Maths Specialist Leader of Education, who has a wealth of expertise, and who is a Primary Maths Mastery Specialist teacher.

Embedding Maths for Mastery

Our series of professional development comprises six sessions and will be delivered by our Maths Specialist Leader of Education, who has a wealth of expertise, and who is a Primary Maths Mastery Specialist teacher with the West Yorkshire Maths Hub and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.

It’s aimed at Maths subject leaders who are looking to embed mastery pedagogy across their school and all teachers who want to develop their skills in teaching Maths.

The course is fully consistent with White Rose Schemes of Learning and textbooks such as Maths – No Problem! Each session covers an area of Maths that follows the sequence of learning set out in White Rose planning.
 

How much will it cost?

The cost of the programme is £150 partners and £180 non-partners.


How to book:

Visit noctuateachingschool.org.uk or call 01943 875050


Our programme includes the following:

Course

Principles of Teaching for Mastery

Detail


Our first session will provide an introduction to the principles of teaching for mastery. These pedagogic practices are based on research by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). The session includes a lesson observation as well as looking at examples of the following principles in Reception to Y6:
 
• stem sentences, encouraging the use of precise mathematic language couched in full sentences
• conceptual ‘stories’
• concrete-pictorial-abstract approach with continual movement between these, rather than a linear progression
• conceptual and procedural variation
 

Timings

Wednesday 26th September

1pm – 3.30pm

Scholes (Elmet) Primary

Course

Teaching for Mastery - Conceptual variation

Detail


This workshop will explore 'working scientifically' skills outlined in the National Curriculum through the five types of enquiry children can learn through. It focuses on engaging children in science learning by inspiring awe and wonder and igniting curiosity. The afternoon will involve lots of practical ideas to inject scientific enquiry into the classroom, whether this learning is linked to scientific knowledge mentioned in the curriculum or not. Delegates will go home with a firm understanding of 'working scientifically' skills; the five types of enquiry; and a range of practical investigations to take back to their classroom.
 

Timings

Wednesday 14th November

1pm – 3.30pm

Scholes (Elmet) Primary

Course

Teaching for Mastery – Fractions

Detail


This is often one of the most challenging areas of maths for children to learn and for us to teach. In this third session, we’ll look at progression in fractions from Y1 to Y6 and how the principles of teaching for mastery can be used to secure children’s understanding of:
 
• part-whole relationships
• fractions as a number with a place in the number system
• calculating with fractions
 

Timings

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

1pm – 3.30pm

Scholes (Elmet) Primary

Course

Teaching for Mastery - Procedural variation and intelligent practice

Detail


A key feature of teaching for mastery is the precise design of activities and practice questions so that, rather than children repeating a mechanical activity, they are taken down a path where the thinking process is practised with increasing creativity. We’ll explore how to:    
   
• develop practice exercises where, when we move between one calculation and the next, there is a connection  
• support children from an early age to look for and recognise connections  
• support children to explain connections and make up examples of their own
• arrange calculations to draw children’s attention to patterns, structure and mathematical relationships, providing ‘intelligent practice’ and the opportunity to deepen conceptual understanding
 

Timings

Wednesday 6th March 2019

1pm – 3.30pm

Scholes (Elmet) Primary

Course

Teaching for Mastery - Going deeper 

Detail


The National Curriculum states: ‘Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content.’
 
In this session, we’ll look at:
 
• ways to challenge our children who are ‘rapid graspers’
• how the mathematical thinking of children working at ‘greater depth’ might differ from that of children working at the ‘expected standard’
 

Timings

Wednesday 22th May 2019

1pm – 3.30pm

Scholes (Elmet) Primary

Course

Teaching for Mastery - Where are we at now? Action planning.

Detail


In this final session, we’ll evaluate where we’re at with teaching maths for mastery in our own classrooms, as well as where teachers within our schools are at. There will be opportunity to develop action plans and to explore further any of the pedagogic principles that may support them.
 

Timings

Wednesday 27th June 2019

1pm – 3.30pm

Scholes (Elmet) Primary

 

To book your place on our Maths workshops or for further information, visit noctuateachingschool.org.uk or call 01943 875050

 

 


Opportunity

Published: 19/09/2018
Audience: Maths subject leaders who are looking to embed mastery pedagogy across their school and all teachers
Contact: Joanne Kelly

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