So far this year, we have had the pleasure of welcoming three groups of teachers from across Surrey to Goldsworth to observe the Maths – No Problem! textbooks in open lessons. We start the morning with a discussion about the textbooks, looking at the positives and negatives and the practicalities of introducing them into classes. It has proved exceedingly interesting to explore each context, thinking about how to go about bringing them in. Goldsworth’s model is shared to help gain an idea of one potential way to do this.
Next, comes the exciting part – seeing it in practice! The children and teacher has loved welcoming all the teachers into school and showing off their learning! We hope this enables our visitors get a real flavour for the textbooks and how they have worked for us.
Once the lesson has finished, we’ve been lucky enough to talk with the teacher to get her opinion on both the lesson and the impact of Maths – No Problem! on the children’s learning.
It has been an amazingly positive process so far and we look forward to welcoming more people over the rest of the year!
“A real privilege to observe a lesson and see how they journalled. Thank you!” Headteacher, Windlesham Village Infant School
“Seeing it in practice was illuminating.” Maths Lead, Beaufort Primary School
“Opportunity to talk to children to hear their reasoning as they explained their exploration and new learning was very useful. Very clear mathematical language modelled and used by children. Very good to see the quality recording in maths books.” Maths Lead, Burpham Primary School
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