I have been working at my current school for almost seven years. We are a federated school initially on four sites but now on three. I am a mathematics specialist currently teaching one of two mixed ability year 3/4 classes. I also teach the year 4's plus a few high attaining year 3's for numeracy. I run a lunchtime mathematics club in which a quarter of the KS2 children attend.

Audio Reflections by Angela

3 part mental oral
Angela describes how she likes to structure her mental oral sessions and describes vividly how a particular problem sparked some good mathematical thinking

Children challenging themselves
Angela describes how she shares learning objectives with her children and the choices they are making about their own level of challenge as a result

Goldbach and Euler
Angela describes a historial problem which she challenged her children to tackle and the 'fabulous conclusion' from two nine-year old boys.

Here's the answer, what's the question?
Angela describes how she likes to structure her mental oral sessions and describes vividly how a particular problem sparked some good mathematical thinking

Long multiplication
Angela describes how a pupil in her class who often struggles with mathematics discovered the joy of achievement and inclusion when presented with an activity with the appropriate scaffolding

Number of the day
Angela describes an activity which really encouraged her children's use of mathematical vocabulary

Owning the learning objective
Angela describes how she shares the lesson objective with her children and challenges them to think about their own learning

Perimeter in the playground
Angela describes how working practically with a mathematical idea outside the classroom resulted in real engagement with mathematical ideas

Run a lunchtime maths club
Angela describes how running a lunchtime club has turned her pupils onto mathematics

The number 36 - why?
Angela describes a rich mathematical problem she has used with her children and poses the question 'why?'.