The Maths Implementation - How we teach what we teach
A Mathematics Lesson
Mathematics lessons will focus on one aim from the overviews, broken down in to smaller steps enabling children to build up their knowledge and skills to reach mastery in that area. Each session should address issues from the previous lesson and include retrieval practise to support the children in retaining the information they have learned long term. Teaching should be matched to pupils' attainment, with challenging and supportive teaching, and appropriately timed intervention.
Teachers use the agreed planning format (yr1-6) to plan their lessons and the structure is carefully considered, with representations and models used to aid understanding and varied examples to fully expose the underlying structure. Teachers should highlight the key vocabulary for the session and teach this explicitly as part of each lesson. Opportunities for ‘Diving Deeper’ should be used throughout the lesson as a means of stretching the pupils further.
Teachers use an episodic approach in mathematics lessons giving them opportunities for formative assessment and feedback at different stages of the session.