Mathematics at Stonebow
Mathematics lessons at Stonebow promote learning for mastery. We endeavour to instil growth mindset principles, to promote an ‘I can’ attitude so that concepts can be understood, applied and mastered through continued effort, practise, perseverance and positivity.
Lessons are planned considering the five big ideas of mastery and in sequences using small, careful steps to work towards achieving a secure and deep conceptual understanding that can be applied in other contexts. Children are taught to represent their thinking in a variety of ways, using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods and representations.
For further information on our aims and visions for mathematics, please see PDF below.
‘Maths with Michael’ series from White Rose Maths
Here at Stonebow, White Rose Maths is one of our core teaching resources. Parents often share how much mathematics has ‘changed’ over time and enquire about the best ways to support at home. White Rose Maths has worked with children’s television presenter and now primary school teacher, Michael Underwood, to develop a series designed for parents. The series shares some of the representations that children might encounter as they learn in school and how you can support your child in their learning. The series consists of seven videos and also includes a parent guide with useful resources to use at home.
The videos and parent guides are available at https://whiterosemaths.com/maths-with-michael#watch .