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Primary Magazine - Issue 86

Created on 17 March 2016 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 12 April 2016 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 86
Welcome to another issue of our Primary Magazine, which has now been serving primary teachers for 85 issues with a varied collection of articles related to maths education and mathematics professional development - all of which are available in the Primary Magazine Archive.


This month, in our National Curriculum article, we look at some of the findings from a small-scale research project focussed on the challenges of teaching for mastery in mixed-age classes.

Maths in the Staff Room suggests ways in which collective teacher discussions - both formal and informal - can form part of the ongoing process of professional learning, and help increase the effectiveness of maths teaching across the school. This month’s article looks at how understanding equivalent calculations can be used as an efficient mental strategy.

Seen and Heard provides a specific example of a child’s response to mathematics in a classroom to stimulate thinking and provoke questions about how you would react to similar events in your own classroom. In this issue, a child in a Year 1 class describes how the hundred square shows what happens when counting in tens, prompting us to think about how a resource can influence the language used by a child and can lead to misconceptions.

If you have a photograph or an account of a classroom conversation that might stimulate similar thought, please email it to us. If we publish your suggestion, we’ll put a £20 voucher in the post.

But first, as always, we have a News section, bringing news from the NCETM and beyond to keep you up to date with the fast-changing world of mathematics education.



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