Talking Maths is based on the Talking Partners programme and was developed by Liverpool Mathematics Team, supported by Liverpool Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service. It is a 10 week intervention programme which targets speaking and listening skills in the context of mathematical language.
Talking Maths is an intervention programme that
- targets speaking and listening skills - skills that are crucial to developing children's thinking strategies when solving mathematical problems
- supports children - including those for whom English is an additional language - to learn how to use mathematical vocabulary and terminology
- supports children who may show some mathematical competence but who would benefit from developing their use and understanding of mathematical language in the context of mathematics
- supports teachers and TAs on how to model good mathematical language and questioning
- develops children's abilities to reason, generalise, predict and recognise patterns and relationships
- can actively support the current in-class Maths focus or can be used as a 'stand-alone'
- focuses on the needs of children from Year 1 to Year 7
The course was initially aimed at pupils in Y1 - Y3 but has now also been developed for Y4 - Y7 pupils.
Talking Maths typically benefits pupils, including EAL learners, who show mathematical competence but who need to develop their use and understanding of mathematical language.
- full overview of the progamme and its implementation
- demonstration of and participation in Talking Maths activities
- opportunities to use practical resources
- guide to assessment, planning and recording
- a copy of the Talking Maths booklet
- CD containing electronic copy of training materials and further resources
1 DAY TRAINING
- Programme overview and implementation
- Activities demonstration
- Practical participation
- Assessment tools
- Talking Maths booklet
- CD of training materials and resources
This is a 1 + 0.5 day course that can be delivered in your school or location of your choice for up to 20 people.
A follow up 0.5 day visit is highly recommended to ensure quality in delivery, planning and recording of the programme.