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Tailored consultancy support to develop mathematical problem-solving in real-life contexts.

The (school name) Way!

Our Mathematics Consultant, Sam Adams, has been working with schools to develop mathematics so that there is a whole-school approach of agreed practice.

With a combination of in-class support, 1:1/1:2 planning sessions with teachers, staff INSET and working alongside the Mathematics Subject Leader, some schools have now created their own ‘way’ of working.

The following approaches – found across the Mathematics section of this website – could constitute ‘The (your school name) Way’.

Mathematics Subject Leader support

Developing calculation policies

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Does your current policy document that Models and Images and match the requirements of the Maths NC? Read more>

'Concrete' to Picture to Abstract

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Using the ‘Plan, Teach, Review’ approach, supporting teachers in developing practical, real-life contexts for their mathematics – a ‘hook’ – making maths real. Ensuring that
‘manipulatives’ are used so that children can have better access to the NC statements for their year group.
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Mathematical 'Quickstarts'

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Could you use the ‘Quickstart’ approach to ensure that whole-school agreed policy is whole-school agreed practice? Read more>

Plan, Team-teach, Review

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A three-day model of support that involves three planning sessions, three team-teach sessions and three review/where next sessions. Read more>

Talking Maths

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Ensuring that Speaking and Listening is given a high profile in Mathematics – through accessing this intervention training. Read more>

Talk4Maths

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Ensuring that problem-solving is more than just solving word problems
and incorporates communication, reasoning and enquiry opportunities. Read more>

Fluency

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Could our fluency audit and cross-strand fluency planning support one of the three key aims of the NC for Mathematics? Read more>

Pupil Voice Audits

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Can EW Ltd support your school in determining your children’s views on
Attitudes to Mathematics, Marking and Feedback and other areas? Read more>

The Speaking & Listening prompt board approach

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As mentioned in the Talk4Maths course, Creating Speaking and Listening reasoning prompts that become part of everyday problem-solving school-wide and recording these on classroom whiteboards.
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To find out more about how our Mathematics consultant Sam Adams can help your school to develop 'The (school name) Way', please contact Sam via email at sam.adams@educationworks.org.uk.