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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


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

'Concrete' to Picture to Abstract


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'


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

Plan, Team-teach, Review


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


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



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



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


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


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