These books are essential to the success of your numeracy programme. The books give you the WALT, stages, examples of word stories and equipment needed. Even after 2 years of being on the programme this book is always with me when teaching.
When doing maths planning it would be useful to state the WALT from the numeracy book and the page number
They provide a very clear guide to what to teach and even state questions you could ask students that relate to the number topic.
The use of modelling book…
This is an essential teaching and assessment tool in maths. This allows you to track students progress in knowledge and understanding in maths.
What should I be doing in the guided maths time?
Use of Maths task board for each maths groups.
Use of maths modelling book
WALT clearly written as well as date and stage, in modelling book.
Using various materials to help with number-cards, dice, counters, ice-cream sticks.
Students should be working on tasks that reinforces what has been taught with the teacher, work that you set prior to that lesson.
Each syndicate have clear and fun maths games that are clearly state the stage. These games reinforce the number strategy that have been taught. You must go through the games and teach these prior to letting the children play them. There is also Bingo, adding up.
What should I be doing at the end of the lesson?
There should be a clear warm down-This should be fun and purposeful.
The games should reinforce number strategies, for example… Round the world (adding, subtracting, multiplication), number tag, 100 or bust.
Reflection… A group can share what they have learnt, what they felt they enjoyed, what they found difficult, the activities they have done.