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Primary Magazine - Issue 91: News

Created on 10 August 2016 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 09 September 2016 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 91speaker by rhodesj (adapted), some rights reserved


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We've just published three new sets of videos, each showing a primary maths lesson that displays elements of teaching for mastery. Each of the three lessons is split into a collection of smaller individual video clips, corresponding to different parts of the lesson, and followed by an interview with the teacher. In each case, there’s also a range of downloadable accompanying materials, showing the resources used by the teacher and unpicking the subject knowledge underpinning each lesson.

The lessons cover difference as a form of subtraction (Year 1), place value with decimals (Year 4), and line graphs (Year 6).

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We’ve added another three case studies to our collection of case studies supporting teaching for mastery. The first focuses on Hannah Gray, a Y2 teacher working with the Matrix Maths Hub on a project investigating the effects, teaching, learning and planning, of using a high quality textbook. In the second Emma Patman, Maths Lead at a primary school in Nottinghamshire talks about how her classroom practice has been transformed by her exposure to teaching for mastery. Finally, the third looks at Liam Colclough, head teacher at a primary school in Sheffield, who believes that encouraging and developing a 'growth mindset' in pupils to be fundamental. 

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Over the last 18 months or so, we’ve published a number of papers outlining our current thinking on subjects including Primary Marking, Mathematics Textbook Design, and Calculation for Primary Schools, all of which - and more - you can find here. Our latest paper, The Essence of Maths Teaching for Mastery, tries to encapsulate, in nine short bullet points, the essential elements that characterise maths teaching for mastery: we'd be interested to hear your views.

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The Royal Society is promoting the 2017 Science on Stage festival next summer, which is being held in Hungary. They’re looking for 12 primary and secondary maths and science teachers to form a delegation from the UK, who will exhibit a project they’ve been involved in. The deadline for online applications is 12 October: more information is available on the Royal Society website.

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