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Teachers Talking Theory: In Action - James Knightbridge

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Created on 07 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 20 October 2008 by ncetm_administrator

Teachers Talking Theory

Teachers Talking Theory: In Action is a set of professional development resources which comprise of video clips and associated activities. The materials can stimulate discussion and experimentation and are designed to be used in many different scenarios.
James Knightbridge, Blandford School
Students in control of their own learning
Mathematics as a creative discipline

James is interested in developing practical ways of getting his students to feel in control of their own learning. He sees mathematics as a creative discipline and wants his students to exercise their creativity and thinking skills in his lessons.

Probes & Prompts


James uses the techniques of making notes as he is circulating. What sorts of things would be worth capturing in this way? How might you use such notes in your practice?


At one point in the video clip James asks a Sam to repeat an explanation. Why did he do this?
Click here to view more probes and prompts for use with this video

Additional Resources
Resource Sheet A - Copy of starter grid numbers
Resource Sheet B - Copy of questions which students were asked to put in order to difficulty

See Linked Mathemapedia Entry


Students in control of their own learning
Find out more about ways of working with these materials with other colleagues  

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Encouraging rich child-initiated activity


Students feeling positive about how they learn


Children making their own decisions when solving problems


Questioning to encourage deep mathematical thinking


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04 November 2008 15:03
Have you got Flash installed (or updated) on your computer? You can download it at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
09 September 2008 17:17
The box is empty! How do I access the video? Jennie
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