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Primary Magazine - Issue 69: Maths in the Staff Room

Created on 15 October 2014 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 05 November 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 69'Effective AfL in Mathematics' Departmental Workshop logo

Maths in the Staff Room – Short Professional Development Meetings

Last month we featured the first of two articles that looks at assessment in primary maths classrooms now that National Curriculum levels are no longer recommended for use. The second article will follow in a future edition. In the meantime, it may be helpful for teaching staff to remind themselves of the ever-present desire to use various assessment methods as a tool for learning.

One of the rich collection of Departmental Workshops – all designed to help teachers in schools collaborate in areas of professional learning - is centred on just that area.

It’s called Effective AfL in Mathematics and it suggests a way to construct a staff meeting to look at the generic aspects of assessment for learning, and a few maths-specific ones as well.

It was first written a few years back, but the essential principles remain unchanged.

The Departmental Workshops collection lies within an area of the NCETM website that houses all the microsites (websites within websites) developed over the years. These cover a wide range of topics, including Lesson Study, High Attaining Pupils in Primary Schools, and the NCETM's Primary Mathematics Host Schools Project. Perhaps one or two of these might make a good starting point for a fruitful staff meeting.

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