Presentation on theme: "Maths Workshop KS1 2010-11. Objectives The key objectives (available on school website) are the areas which will be focused on and revisited throughout."— Presentation transcript:
Maths Workshop KS
Objectives The key objectives (available on school website) are the areas which will be focused on and revisited throughout the year. Although other areas are covered and prior knowledge is consolidated during the year in maths, the key objectives are the main focus for new learning.
Abacus Evolve Years 1-3 will be working using a new maths scheme called Abacus Evolve. This scheme is designed to teach the maths framework using workbooks, text books and interactive activities, and will allow for greater continuity and progression of maths through the school.
The Lesson Format. Maths lessons will vary in format as different objectives and activities dictate, but a general overview follows: Brief starter: a game, challenge, tables chant etc to warm up. Teacher input: the teacher will explain the objectives of the lesson, going through examples and modelling methods. Independent or group activity: the children will get the opportunity to practise and reinforce what they have learned. Plenary: a rounding up of the lesson, checking understanding and discussing next steps etc
Homework Teachers will send homework linked to the objectives or the topic covered during the week. Homework will be a review of work done, not a new concept to be learnt. If parents feel that they wish to give their child extra homework, they should focus on reinforcing the key objectives for their particular year group through real-life contexts, games and songs.
Real Life Contexts In order to help children in their maths learning, parents should focus on the understanding behind the concepts by placing maths in real life contexts. For example when out shopping, telling the time, when cooking etc. It has been shown that children´s attitude to maths improves as they are made aware of the usefulness of maths in real life situations. Examples such as those on http.//www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/
Games Whenever possible, maths can be reinforced through playing games with children. These can be sent home from school, card games, board games, invented games or quick fire games. Making maths fun by learning through songs or chants is also a good way to help your child with their maths.
Methods The Numeracy Framework focuses on the understanding behind the maths and not just the written methods. This is why some of the methods are different from when we were all taught. For example, children learn to add horizontally rather than vertically to reinforce the understanding of place value as mistakes are easily made when younger children add in columns.
Partitioning into T/U Using a number line method to encourage mental maths. 43–14 = 43–10–4 = – 10 = – 4 =
Progression of Methods Methods taught for the four operations (+ - x ÷), appropriate for each year group to show progression, are available in English and Spanish to view or print on the school website:
Useful web addresses Or Skillswise Mathszone woodlands