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Expressions, equations and inequalities
FE and Skills, Improving your knowledge, algebra, expressions, equations and inequalities
Posted: 29 April 2015 16:24

Departmental Workshops: Inequalities
This module explores the teaching and learning of inequalities.
Posted: 20 June 2008 11:01

Activity 3: Strengthening subject knowledge
Exploring the requirements of the 2014 curriculum may well result in some surprise – or even concern - amongst colleagues. Some aspects which have been seen for some time as within the realm of secondary mathematics will now first be encountered in upper Key Stage 2. Others, particularly within probability and statistics, will now be introduced in Key Stage 3....
Posted: 29 April 2014 13:07

Developing thinking skills in mathematics teaching - a teaching strategy
At the start of a new school year, using ‘Odd-one-out’ as a lesson starter could be a valuable way to get know your pupils. This article by Amelia Roberts includes useful examples of ‘Odd-one-out’ designed to start off topics from simple symbol/shape recognition to geometry and from fractions to algebra, as well as guidelines on creating and using your own.
Posted: 12 December 2007 12:33

How can we meet the needs of all pupils without differentiation of lesson content? How can we record progress without levels?
I believe that if we are to adopt a teaching for mastery approach to maths teaching, consistent with the new National Curriculum, we must answer these questions. Many primary teachers have asked my NCETM colleagues and me these questions, and this blog explains our current thinking. We have been informed by the National Curriculum document itself, by teaching we have...
Posted: 14 April 2015 15:13

Maths in Work: Fireman's Breathing Equipment
Skelmanthorpe Community Fire Station which is part of West Yorkshire Fire Service, explains how cylinder pressure readings are used to calculate the working duration for fire-fighters in a burning building.
Posted: 19 May 2010 16:10

Geography & Maths: Investigating the riverbed
In the following activities the children used a stone board to measure and categorise pebbles on the riverbed, used vocabulary to describe and explain the shape and appearance of these pebbles and to explain variations across the riverbed, and discussed how these pebbles were transported, deposited and eroded each other and the river banks. Part of the Geography and Maths...
Posted: 21 April 2008 15:30

NRICH KS1 Interactive Whiteboard Resource: 100 Square Jigsaw
This jigsaw could be used as an exploratory tool for children who haven't met the 100 square before, or it could play a part in assessing their understanding of it having already met it. The problem is a great way for children to reinforce their understanding of the sequences contained within the 100 square even if they have seen it...
Posted: 25 September 2007 17:02

Mastery explained – what is it?
Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.
Posted: 08 September 2016 10:24

Use of paired observations when 'trying something different'
The Ensuring the Effective Use of Resources considered the different demands of the Secondary National Curriculum and how these might be met through the use of existing resources. It also identified the features of effective CPD within a department and trialed and evaluated a range of CPD strategies within a department, in order to develop teaching approaches to meet the...
Posted: 27 April 2011 15:22
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