Noctua Teaching School Alliance

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Maths

CourseTeaching for Mastery - Conceptual variation
DetailsThe central idea of teaching with variation is to highlight the essential features of a concept or idea. In this session, we’ll explore how we can present and develop maths concepts in ways that promote deep and sustainable learning:
- different ways of representing the same concept
- highlighting the essential features of a concept through varying non-essential features
- emphasising what the concept is and – crucially – what the concept is not
- what needs to be varied to expose the difficult points and misconceptions

TimingsWednesday 21 November 20181-3.30pmScholes (Elmet) Primary
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CourseTeaching for Mastery – Fractions
DetailsThis is often one of the most challenging areas of maths for children to learn and for us to teach. In this third session, we’ll look at progression in fractions from Y1 to Y6 and how the principles of teaching for mastery can be used to secure children’s understanding of:
- part-whole relationships
- fractions as a number with a place in the number system
- calculating with fractions
TimingsWednesday 23 January 20191-3.30pmScholes (Elmet) Primary
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CourseTeaching for Mastery - Procedural variation and intelligent practice
DetailsA key feature of teaching for mastery is the precise design of activities and practice questions so that, rather than children repeating a mechanical activity, they are taken down a path where the thinking process is practised with increasing creativity. We’ll explore how to:
- develop practice exercises where, when we move between one calculation and the next, there is a connection
- support children from an early age to look for and recognise connections
- support children to explain connections and make up examples of their own
arrange calculations to draw children’s attention to patterns, structure and mathematical relationships, providing ‘intelligent practice’ and the opportunity to deepen conceptual understanding
TimingsWednesday 06 March 20191-3.30pmScholes (Elmet) Primary
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CourseTeaching for Mastery - Going deeper
DetailsThe National Curriculum states: ‘Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content.’
In this session, we’ll look at:
- ways to challenge our children who are ‘rapid graspers’
how the mathematical thinking of children working at ‘greater depth’ might differ from that of children working at the ‘expected standard’
TimingsWednesday 22 May 20191-3.30pmScholes (Elmet) Primary
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CourseTeaching for Mastery - Where are we at now? Action planning.
DetailsIn this final session, we’ll evaluate where we’re at with teaching maths for mastery in our own classrooms, as well as where teachers within our schools are at. There will be opportunity to develop action plans and to explore further any of the pedagogic principles that may support them
TimingsThursday 27 June 20191-3.30pmScholes (Elmet) Primary
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