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Times Tables Check: What Do I Need To Know?

Click here to read the rest on the TES site: https://www.tes.com/news/times-tables-check-what-do-i-need-know

Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving: What The Research Says

In this blog post for Bradford Research School I focus in on problem solving but touch on the use of manipulatives, developing a network of mathematical knowledge and other areas of the guidance. In the article I outline a maths lesson which follows much of the advice given in the guidance (the cube trees at the centre of the lesson):

https://bradford.researchschool.org.uk/2017/12/20/teaching-mathematical-problem-solving-what-the-research-says/

What Every KS2 Teacher And Maths Lead Needs To Know About NEW KS1 Maths Assessment Frameworks

Valentine’s Day 14th February 2018 brought KS1 teachers not one but two lovely treats: the teacher assessment frameworks for the 2017/18 academic year and the same document for the 2018/19 academic year.

While there are no changes for the current cohort of Year 2, the current Year 1s will be teacher-assessed on a new and amended framework.

Of course, the biggest question on everyone’s lips is…are the changes to the KS1 assessment framework for Maths an improvement?

To find out more, read on here: https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/new-ks1-assessment-frameworks-maths-insights-ks2/

Guide To Bar Modelling

The guide includes information on different types of bar model, how to use them across the primary phase and in different areas of the maths curriculum.

For more information please click here: https://www.thirdspacelearning.com/resource-ultimate-guide-bar-modelling/

What Does ‘Greater Depth’ Look Like In Primary Maths?

What do we mean by ‘Greater Depth’ in maths? What would a child working at greater depth be doing? How can we support children to work at greater depth? With a little detective work we can piece together a good idea of what we might be talking about.

Click here to find out more: http://www.thatboycanteach.co.uk/2017/09/what-does-depth-look-like-in-primary.html