08 March 2018
Issue 101 of our Primary Magazine has just been published. In this issue, we hear from teachers devising ways to ways to work with ‘rapid graspers’ – the children who ‘get it’ quickly – within a teaching for mastery approach, and we suggest some meaty (maths) reads, recommended as inspiring by teachers in our most recent podcast.
Articles featured in this issue
- In Keeping the Rapid Graspers Engaged we look at providing for rapid graspers in a teaching for mastery approach and signpost a blog written by a Mastery Specialist in a London school, which gives some practical suggestions for providing extension that deepens rather than accelerates, for any children that finish quickly.
- Our recent Twitter chat and podcast have each brushed off some dusty classics and unearthed some new treasures. Books that primary teachers have found helpful in teaching maths provides a flavour to tempt you to delve further.
And here are some other things for your attention:
- Girls can do anything they put their mind to – especially maths! International Women’s Day is 8 March – a great reason to read this interview from National Numeracy with Rachel Riley, co-presenter of Countdown, in which she busts some myths about gender and maths
- The England-China maths teacher exchange will continue to 2020 – funding has been confirmed. If you would like to observe a Shanghai teacher next year, contact your local Maths Hub
- Year 4 multiplication table check: the DfE has announced that trials will soon begin in schools
- Revised teacher assessment frameworks for assessment at the end of KS1 for 2018/19 have been published by the DfE
- Following the completion of our mastery professional development materials for number, addition and subtraction in Year 1, all of the teacher guides and representations for this group are now available to download as a single zip file.
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