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Teaching Ratio

Thanks to Nick Hart, Head Teacher at Chalfont Valley E-ACT Primary Academy, for this blog post on teaching ratio!

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Fractions: establishing firm foundations for progress

Thanks to mathematics consultant, trainer and author, Caroline Clissold, for this article on fractions and ensuring the basic concepts are understood from an early age to establish firm foundations for progress. If you are interested in hearing more on this topic, please register for a free webinar on 14th June where Caroline will go into more detail and will be able to answer questions. Sign up here.

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Effective maths intervention using On Track Maths

Maths consultant Eleanor Hick explores how On Track Maths can be used to support effective maths intervention across Key Stages 1 and 2.

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Principles and practices of effective homework

Homework can have quite a negative reputation.  However, when it is done well, homework can undoubtedly have a positive effect on learning. With these conditions in mind, here is a set of principles and practices for making homework as effective as possible.

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Intervening effectively to support children with mathematical difficulties

This blog post from Eleanor Hick looks at how to intervene effectively to support children with mahematical difficulties, using new resource On Track Maths.

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Differentiation in the classroom

Many thanks to Nick Hart for this blog post, which looks at supporting children who are working below age related expectations.

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Using pupil premium funding for interventions

There’s always something that Ofsted are looking for, and one clear focus of inspections these days is the use of pupil premium funding to ‘diminish the difference’ between the outcomes of disadvantaged children and others nationally.  Not an easy gap to close… or difference to diminish, rather!


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Being an effective maths subject leader

Every teacher will be familiar with the acronym WAGOLL but how does this relate to us as teachers? Whether you are just about managing or whether you are the equivalent of a maths Red Arrow, it’s worth taking a step back as the learning never stops. 

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Getting the basics right: Counting up, Part 2

This blog post from Nick Hart looks at strategies to develop children's conceptual understanding and help them to think with increasing efficiency.

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A Progression in Fractions worth considering

Thanks to Caroline Clissold for this month's maths blog which explores how children can progress in Fractions from Year 1 to Year 6. Read more »
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