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Teaching Assistants and Other Adults in the Mathematics Classroom

Created on 07 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 25 September 2013 by ncetm_administrator

Teaching Assistants and Other Adults in the Mathematics Classroom

When you help a child to become confident and enthusiastic in their mathematics lessons, you do much more than improve their mathematics skills: you boost their self-esteem and help build their confidence in what they can achieve in life.

In a mathematics classroom, you will play many valuable roles as a support worker. This microsite aims to support and help you in developing the wide variety of professional skills you will need.

Mathematics Skills
Are you using the correct mathematics vocabulary and do you know all the different methods students are taught? This section will help you revise what you know, identify what you don’t know and find out how to fill any gaps you discover.

Helping Learners
This section explores how to work with learners with specific needs, how best to help those who are struggling to understand mathematics and how to find and adapt resources.

Professional Development and Careers
Here, you can explore the wide variety of professional development opportunities available to you.

The Puzzled Learner
Find out how you can help the puzzled learner with our interactive diagram.

Case Studies
This set of case studies provides examples of good practice of teaching assistants and other adults working in the mathematics classroom.

Using this microsite 

When using this microsite, there may be times when you wish to record reflections, actions or tasks. The Learning Journal within your Personal Learning Space is an excellent place to do this, although you will need to be registered and logged in to use this facility. 

In these materials, you will come across small icons, which are used to signal different types of CPD activity. A 'key' and information about their use can be found here. You may also wish to add notes or reminders to items using the  and icons respectively.


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10 January 2011 10:40
Hi! Thank you for this resource! I particularly like the idea of getting a child to imagine they are one of the most able and visualising how they might tackle a problem with confidence... I'll give that one a try and see how we get on!
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