Homework Homework provides rich opportunities for children and young people to demonstrate, extend and explore learning through a variety of exciting and enjoyable activities. Homework is one piece of the teaching- learning picture and in best practice is connected to what happens in the classroom. Quality homework tasks allow learners to practise or process information, introduce them to material that will be discussed in the future, or provide feedback to teachers so they may check for understanding. HMIE, Learning Together in Mathematics, 2010
Talking the talk Talking is central to teaching mathematics formatively and providing opportunities for students to express, discuss and argue is essential. Through exploring and unpacking maths, students can begin to see what they know and how well they know it. Jeremy Hodgen and Dylan Wiliam, Mathematics Inside the Black Box, 2006
Challenging Able Young Mathematicians Pack (CAYM) Section 2a, Page 4 (MNU 1-02a) CAYM available on GlowCAYM available on Glow An example of a learning activity to promote discussion about place value
Challenging Able Young Mathematicians Pack (CAYM) Section 2b, Page 4 (MNU 2-02a) CAYM available on Glow CAYM available on Glow An example of a learning activity to promote discussion
Supporting mathematical thinking To what extent are your pupils encouraged to... pursue their own ideas and strategies? explore their own ways of expressing and recording their findings in a variety of ways? explain their thinking? illustrate their approach? pose further questions and look for further challenges linked to the original problem?
Next steps What information will you share with colleagues? What might you or your staff do differently in the classroom? What else can you do as to improve learning and teaching about number What impact will this have on your practice?