Are you good at maths? How do you know?

The format of this reflection is wholly and unashamedly inspired by this post from @TAnnalet. As the end of the year is fast approaching, and I'm leaving my current school after 5 years, it seems like a good time to reflect on my practice. I feel I've come a long way in the past couple of years to … Continue reading Are you good at maths? How do you know?

Multiplication Grid Makeover

The teaching community on twitter has been a daily source of inspiration for me over the years. I follow a variety of educators and # but I particularly enjoy and use ideas from the maths teachers I follow. This image is courtesy of @the_chalkface, a high school maths teacher in the UK but that doesn't put me … Continue reading Multiplication Grid Makeover

Compensation strategy number talk

We've been using number talks a lot in the classroom, sometimes they are warm-ups for the lesson and sometimes they shape a whole lesson and more. This lesson started with what I thought would be a quick multiplication number talk. When I presented them with this multiplication one student tried to use the compensation strategy in the same … Continue reading Compensation strategy number talk

2D shape prompt

I slightly adapted this prompt for my grade 4 class by removing one of the shapes. The questions and comments generated kept us busy for a couple of weeks and by the end of the inquiry pretty much all the required benchmarks, and more, were ticked off.