Primary Maths by @antonipolster

Name: None given
Twitter name: @antonipolster
Sector: Primary
Subject taught (if applicable): Maths
Position: Learning support teacher
What is your advice about? Primary maths

1: Don’t feel guilty about not using manipulatives. Manipulatives are overrated and should be used sparingly.

2: Subject knowledge is also very important at primary level . Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you don’t understand the maths you are trying to teach.

3: Maths games, trails and software are no substitute for actually teaching maths. Again, use sparingly.

4: If a child leaves primary school without knowing addition and multiplication tables we have failed.

5: Ask lots of questions in class and check everyone’s response using whiteboards/ number fans or any other resource at your disposal.

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