At St Stephens Community Academy we use a teaching for maths mastery approach, where all children are encouraged to succeed and are challenged every day. Out teachers deliver high-quality maths teaching to encourage children to become "numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive and confident" people.
We use a range of concrete resources, images and real life links to make sure that all children:
· become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately in a variety of problems
· reason mathematically through developing their mathematical thinking -conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
· can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
· develop confidence to approach challenges, considering what they already know or what they notice, and broaden their own understanding through selecting different representations and aiming to apply efficient methods.
EARLY YEARS MATHEMATICS LEARNING RESEARCH GROUP; Cohort 3 ( Supported by the Cornwall and Devon Maths Hub ( CoDe) and the NCETM
January – July 2019
We are delighted that our EYFS and Year 1 teachers are part of this research group this year. Photographs and comments will be posted throughout the project.
A list of useful Mathematics based websites for Parents and Pupils:
https://ttrockstars.com Pupils have their individual logins- a fun way to improve recall of multiplication facts.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/Pupils can log in to practice key concepts learnt in class by working through the lesson slides, play games and complete any maths homework.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ - follow the links to the correct Key stage: Years 5 and 6 are KS2, Years 7 and 8 are KS3 – this website is very useful for revision
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ - Useful website for KS2 pupils to practice some key skills in maths
www.mathszone.co.uk - Useful website with hundreds of links to other websites – most resources are for KS2 with some for KS3
www.supermathsworld.com - Maths games website aimed at mostly KS2 pupils – pupils can log in as a guest or create an account
www.coolmath.com - Maths games website for pupils with links to lots of other sister websites such as coolmaths4kids.com
www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html - Free online maths games resources for KS2 pupils
www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/ - KS3 revision website – there is a parents as well as a pupil info section – click on the maths link on the left hand side - some resources are free but a login and password need to be set up to access the majority of resources
www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/ - Similar to the KS3 version above – there is also a parents info section as well
www.free-training-tutorial.com/ordering-numbersgam... - A maths games website (with some links to typing practice as well) mostly suitable for KS2 pupils and perhaps some KS3 pupils