On Monday 24th April 2017 at 8pm we co-hosted a Twitter edchat with Primary Rocks and @grahamandre. The discussion topic was teaching for mastery in Primary maths and these were the questions:
We had a fantastic response rate and loved hearing directly from teachers about their experiences and opinions on the mastery approach to teaching. In case you missed it, here are some highlights!
Before the chat kicked off, Primary Rocks asked teachers to introduce themselves and tell everyone what their favourite number is and why. There were some fun responses:
Question 1 shortly followed this, we asked: What has been the biggest impact of changing to a mastery approach for teaching primary maths? The responses were fantadtic, here are a few of the best ones:
Next came question 2: What areas did you/your school need most support with when moving to a mastery approach? Do you have any resources that may help others? The responses were as follows:
We then asked teachers that have adopted a mastery approach to teaching primary maths to explain how they are ensuring that their gifted and talented children are continuing to be stretched:
The White Rose Maths Hub was mentioned various times as a fantastic resource!
Finally, with the SATs around the corner, we asked the teachers to share their tips for preparing their children for the SATs, here are a few of the suggestions:
Thank you to everyone who took part and a huge thank you to our co-hosts Primary Rocks and @grahamandre! We hope this post has helped you if you are thinking of adopting a mastery approach in your school. To read the full chat search #PrimaryRocks on Twitter.
Look out for our future chats!