Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Primary Teaching Assistants Work Group 21-22
This project is designed to support primary teaching assistants in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.
WHO CAN TAKE PART?
This programme is designed for primary teaching assistants who are supporting maths, and who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. It will be particularly relevant for new TAs or TAs that have not received maths-specific training.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
The programme will focus on the following mathematical areas:
- What is effective in the learning and teaching of mathematics?
- Number sense (part 1)
- Number sense (part 2)
- Additive reasoning
- Multiplicative reasoning
These modules are each designed to last three to four hours, but may last longer if delivered online. This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
- review their practice as a result of the sessions and make specific adaptations to support the pupils they are working with
- understand the key elements that form number sense, forms of addition and subtraction, forms of multiplication and division, and forms of fractions, including precise language, structures and representations.
DATES AND VENUE
For 2021/22 these are to be confirmed.
The Work Group is offered free to all state-funded secondary schools in England.
HOW TO APPLY
For a place on the 2021/22 Work Group please register your interest here
The ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak and knock on effects on schools life remain uncertain. So, all Maths Hubs work will adapt to changing realities. There’s likely to be more live online collaboration, for example. In addition Work Groups content will address both schools recovery from coronavirus related disruption and the central maths subject matter of each project.