Reflect on the things you do not like people to say and do when you are working on maths in a group
- This is easy
- This isn’t useful
- Someone dominating the group
- Hurry up!
- I can’t do it
- This is boring
- That’s not right
- I do not want to do this
- Put downs
- Off task behaviour
- Sitting in rows
- This is too easy
- Talking about other things – off task
- That’s wrong
- I don’t want to work with him/ her
- Not engaged
- I don’t understand
- I don’t like this
- This isn’t useful
- It’s easy
- Rather than take risks, students use their group as a resource for answers
- Someone else doing everything
- Too complicated task
Reflect on the things you do like people to say and do when you are working on maths in a group
- I’ve worked this out
- I’ll give you more time
- If you need help I’m happy to lend a hand
- Time to consider and then work collaboratively
- Keep trying
- Let’s work it out together
- I love Maths
- This is fun
- Keep trying
- Supportive comments
- I like a challenge
- Asking questions
- Lots of talk
- I have to think about that
- Lots of chatter
- Work with buddies
- A challenge
- Building off others’ ideas
- That’s a good idea
- Mistakes seen as opportunities to grow
- On task
- I like that idea
- Could you try
- Can I help you?
- This is so much fun
- I like going in this pit
- You can do it
- The strategy I used was…
- Engaging conversations about how to solve the problem
What stuck with you today?
There is more than one way to do the task.
2,3,4 heads are better than just 1
Everyone can learn maths
Low Floor, High Ceiling – entry points and differentiation for all
Maths needs to be hands on – not sheets – to give children the opportunity to experiment
Planning for differentiation is much easier than we sometimes make it (when the task is well-designed)
Youcubed lesson plans and resources, easily accessible and ‘ready to use’
Great ‘Emoji sorting’ lesson – Will definitely try it out!
How many different ways there are to understand a simple concept like ‘what is half?’ Along with encouraging students to take those risks and make mistakes.
Who would have thought that a simple concept like ‘halving’ would result in rich conversations – growing our learning together.
I’m going to look up Jo Boaler’s Youcubed, Daily Inspiration and try some new tasks as feeling a little like the meerkat in Maths at the moment.
Youcubed week of Inspiration site excellent ideas using Emoji’s. So many things you can do with this one activity, also very relevant for kids current fads.
Importance of developing positive attitudes in maths
Open ended, collaborative maths tasks.
Finding ways of exposing misconceptions/ highlighting understandings, and things we do/ say as teachers which might create misunderstandings.
During today’s activities reinforced how everyone sees the same problem differently. Allowing students to explore and work collaboratively is extremely valuable.
The Youcubed Week of Inspiration in Maths – lesson ideas, videos and resources to use
A great Emoji task to do.
Collaborative dialogue is the key to group feeling successful.
Fun working together if group collaborative
Thanks for sharing – inspiring indeed!
Look at and explore Youcubed, Inspirational maths lessons, continue to inspire students in maths.
I have good ideas but my group has great ideas!
Once you convince yourself …convince others.
Resources that were used or referred to during the 7-8 Transition Workshop
ASMI – Are, Volume and Surface Area
– Introduction to Measurement 7-8
Mathematics Assessment Project
Evaluating Statements About Length and Area
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The BitL Tool – Mathematics Years F-10
Designing tasks where students do the thinking
Beliefs and Attitudes About Mathematics
The learning progression in the area of measurement:
Using the following form and your Language and Literacy Levels book, assign a level to each aspect and decide on an overall level. Discuss findings.
Continue the levelling process of Wave 2 and 3 students in your year level teams.
Refer to the narratives here to moderate your judgements.
If you prefer to highlight texts as you are levelling use these colours:
– foregrounding- Yellow
– noun groups
2015 – Sentence Structure
2016 – Sentence Structure and Text Cohesion
2017 – Sentence Structure, Text Cohesion and expand vocabulary
Students discuss how everyone can challenge themselves in new learning.
Students negotiate and design learning that stretches their thinking.
Students talk with others about what they need to learn and why.
Students share what they already know, can do and understand.
So…what does this mean for you?
From ‘A New Grammar Companion For Teachers’
(Point in time)
I’ll see you at eight o’clock.
He’s got an appointment in the morning.
She sprained her ankle yesterday.
We’re going over there now.
(Duration in time)
I haven’t seen him for ages.
That film lasted forever.
During this period he was unemployed.
How many times?
We play tennis every Saturday.
They regularly visit his mother.
On weekdays she catches the bus.
We often see him at the club.
(Point in space)
I’ll see you there.
Place eggs in the bowl.
He snuggled under the warm blankets.
Where to/ from?
He was walking backwards.
They drove towards the village.
|How far? (Distance)||We walked for miles.|
Slowly, she made her way through the crowd.
The singers performed well.
|By what means? (Means)||
Beat the mixture with a fork.
They travelled by train.
She laughed like a hyena.
Unlike her mother, she enjoyed reading.
To a large extent they only had themselves to blame.
She always pays too much.
She loved him deeply.
(In the company of)
She went to the dentist alone.
Together they fought for justice.
He left with Susan.
And who/what else?
There was blancmange as well as jelly.
Besides her best friend, no-one knew her secret.
The children cleaned up instead of their mother.
Regarding your question, can you put it in writing?
They talked all night about the situation.
Due to poor visibility, the flight will be cancelled.
As a result of her illness, she was unable to continue.
They invited her out of pity.
Why? What for?
He was making lasagne for dinner.
She went to the party in the hope of seeing him.
|Who for? (Behalf)||
I wanted to thank you on our behalf.
Mick laid the table for his mother.
In case of cancellation, tickets will be refunded.
In the event of a draw, there will be a penalty shootout.
Beached whale dies, despite recue attempts.
They let him play in spite of their misgivings.
As an expert in the field, she was often asked for her opinion.
In his role as president, he chaired the meeting.
According to whom?
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., a right delayed is a right denied.
According to you, I’m difficult.
In whose view?
In my opinion, she could do much better.
From the customer’s perspective, it’s a legitimate gripe.
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