We are continuing to adopt The Power Maths scheme to support our teaching of maths.
Power Maths is a resource that has been designed for UK schools based on research and extensive experience of teaching and learning around the world and here in the UK. It has been designed to support and challenge all pupils, and is built on the belief that EVERYONE can learn maths successfully.
The philosophy behind Power Maths is that being successful in maths is not just about rote-learning procedures and methods, but is instead about problem solving, thinking and discussing. Many people feel they were taught maths in a way that was about memorising formulas and calculation methods, then having to apply them without any real understanding of what or how these methods actually work. Power Maths includes practice questions to help children develop fluent recall and develop their conceptual understanding. Power Maths uses growth mindset characters to prompt, encourage and question children. They spark curiosity, engage reasoning, secure understanding and deepen learning for all.
Each lesson has a progression, with a central flow that draws the main learning into focus. There are different elements, informed by research into best practice in maths teaching, that bring the lessons to life:
Power Maths is based on a ‘small-steps’ approach, sometimes called a mastery approach. This means that the concepts are broken down so that your child can master one idea without feeling over-whelmed. There are a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions in each lesson that are designed to support the different needs and confidence levels within a class, while at the same time fostering a spirit of working and learning together. Each lesson includes a challenge question for those children who can delve deeper into a concept.
Please let us know how your children continue to engage with Power Maths. We are looking forward to continuing this adventure!
www.iseemaths.com Gareth Metcalfe resources
Improving Maths EEF document (particularly summary pgs6-7) https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/early-maths/
National Numeracy Day 13th May 2020 https://www.numeracyday.com/
National Numeracy Week 9-14th Nov 2020 https://mathsweekengland.co.uk/
Centre of Excellence award https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/about-us/welcome-education-training-foundation/
My Money week 8-14 June 2020 https://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/teachers-hub/financial-education/financial-education-programmes/my-money-week/
www.primarymathschallenge.org.uk – designed for HA Year 5/6 – 9th – 13th November 2020
www.primarymathschallenge.org.uk/fmc – designed for Years ¾ 22nd June – 10th July 2020
Derek Haylock book for teachers explaining maths https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mathematics-Explained-Primary-Teachers-Haylock/dp/1848601972 Mathematics explained for Primary Teachers
Deliberate misconceptions on past SATs papers by ryanholmes91 on TES https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/misconception-sats-papers-2017-with-intentional-errors-to-correct-12099021
www.magicmessage.co.uk primary maths vocabulary (Although website is currently not secure)
www.twitter.com/filtered_k - linked NC strands to previous SATs paper questions
OFSTED Deep Dive Self Evaluation Framework (Twinkl) https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/deep-dive-into-maths-self-review-framework-t-m-30324
SATs past papers https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/primary.html
TES Maths Taboo https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/maths-taboo-6436246