East Wickham Primary Academy are proud partners of Mathematics Mastery.
Learning maths is like building a tower. Children must have a firm foundation and gain specific building blocks in a certain order. If any of the blocks of understanding are mission, then the tower becomes unstable and can fall down at anytime when new challenges or learning are presented.
At EWPA we are pleased to be working in partnership with Maths Mastery.
Maths Mastery is an engaging and accessible style of mathematics teaching. It enhances the mathematical understanding, enjoyment and achievement for every child.
The program brings together established ideas and methods of maths teaching into one approach. Children are focused on securing basic skills, ensuring that they have a deep understanding of what they are learning and how they can apply these skills to solving problems. In maths mastery children are not rushed through the curriculum, knowledge is not superficially gained, instead time is taken to embed the skills and knowledge ensuring that firm building blocks are in place.
In lessons huge emphasis is on children thinking mathematically. Children engage in problem solving activities, learning and using skills such as reasoning, conjecturing, generalising and working systematically.
|The children in R2 have been exploring the shape of the numicon pieces in the Maths area.|
Year One have started learning about shapes this week. We used lots of different 3D shapes to build towers with to see which shape was the best for building. We decided that the shapes had to have a flat face otherwise they all rolled away.
|2A have been practising 2 step word problems in Maths. The children have been looking at the language used in the problems to help them decide if they need to add or subtract. They then set out the 2 steps to the problem to solve it.|
Year 6 have been comparing numbers (including negative numbers) using the 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equals' symbols. Here are Miss Power's maths group using their hands to make the symbols to warm up for today's hot task. Just now, they all vastly improved their scores from last week's cold task, showing how hard they have been working since then. Well done!