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Mathematics resources for Primary Teachers in Training - Resources - Mathematical Pedagogy

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Created on 15 July 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 24 February 2017 by ncetm_administrator


Mathematical Pedagogy

High quality, effective mathematics teaching is more than knowing the 'hard maths'.  The pedagogy or the 'art of teaching maths' is equally important.  There are many strands to effective pedagogy, some of which have been highlighted below with links to supportive resources.

NCETM has developed a microsite, Excellence in Mathematics Leadership (EiML). The materials are aimed at new or aspiring mathematics subject leaders, and cover all aspects of mathematics in school.

Assessment for Learning

Cross Curricular Learning

Learning and Teaching

Models and Images

Oral and Mental Work



Teachers TV

Teachers TV now hosts many video clips and powerpoint files, designed to improve practice in the classroom.  Those shown below are aimed at school CPD leaders and are resources for structuring a 45-minute CPD session on maths. There are six clips, each 3-4 minutes long with accompanying summaries and discussion starters. 

Key Stage 1
Enquiry-based learning (clip 1)
Teaching place value (clip 2)
A look at a maths lesson in a Hungarian kindergarten (clip 3)

Key Stage 2
Teaching fractions (clip 4)
Number problem-solving (clip 5)
The role of ICT in maths (clip 6)

Years 1 and 2 – Moving from SATs to active assessment (clip 1)

Years 1 and 2 – Tracking pupil progress (clip 2)

Year 3 – Effective questioning and the role of the TA (clip 3)

Year 4 – The role of the times tables (clip 4)

Year 6 – Confidence with subtraction (clip 5)

Years 5 and 6 – Real contexts for maths (clip 6)




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31 May 2019 10:57
Since the demise of Teachers TV, the DfE has posted a page pointing to the websites where the materials may be found. See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-tv/teachers-tv for more information and a list of the websites.
31 May 2019 10:44
Your enquiry based learning link in KS1 Teachers TV headings does not lead anywhere.
By LizCook
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09 March 2019 16:14
The clip for place value yaer 1 said error cannot be found
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