Maths lessons


What does a maths lesson look like?

We love to make learning fun and engaging by using hands-on activities and manipulatives in our lessons .

“Allowing opportunities for children to physically engage with materials can be much more meaningful than working only with visual or even digital representations, particularly when learners are still in the concrete phase of their learning about specific concepts.”

At Total Teaching we use problem solving to develop students' ability to apply knowledge and strategies to tasks. Here, students are being asked to think outside the box to find out the area of a lake.

We use open-ended questions to get students thinking.

100s boards: such an amazing way to have students visualise a question. What is 18+14? "Well if I start at 18 jump down 10 to 28 then go across 2 I am now at 30 then add another 2 and the answer is 32."

"Mathematics is a subject that allows for precise thinking, but when that precise thinking is combined with creativity, openness, visualization, and flexibility, the mathematics comes alive." Jo Boaler

At Total Teaching we use the SAMR model of technology integration. Student engagement is at the center of all of our planning and we use technology with one goal in mind, enhancing and improving the lesson.

*Click the link to find out more information about the SAMR model