So you do the maths!

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - New Approach At Primary -

Head teacher Wendy Pang, Miss Char­lotte Fill­more and deputy head Mrs Paula High Par­ents be­came pupils for an evening as they at­tended a maths work­shop at Great Chart Pri­mary School.

The ses­sion held on Wed­nes­day last week saw par­ents of chil­dren in years four, five and six in­vited to learn about the Hox­ton Close school’s new way of teach­ing math­e­mat­ics.

Teach­ers in­tro­duced the Make it! Draw it! Write it! ap­proach, which is about build­ing a math­e­mat­i­cal prob­lem, draw­ing pic­tures to help un­der­stand­ing, then record find­ings with signs and sym­bols.

Char­lotte Fill­more, maths leader, said: “The work­shop was aimed to demon­strate how we teach us­ing the Make it! Draw it! Write it! model.

“We hope it will give par­ents the con­fi­dence to en­gage and sup­port their chil­dren at home when faced with maths.

“We be­lieve all chil­dren should be­come con­fi­dent, math­e­mat­i­cal thinkers and we un­der­stand that in or­der to cre­ate that we need to im­plant math­e­mat­i­cal pic­tures in the chil­dren’s minds.”

Pic­ture: Re­becca Hol­l­i­day FM4015331

Great Chart teacher Melissa Carty ex­plains the new sys­tem’s way of work­ing out long di­vi­sion

Pic­ture: Re­becca Hol­l­i­day FM4015329

Math­e­mat­ics leader Char­lotte Fill­more talk­ing to one of the par­ents

Pic­ture: Re­becca Hol­l­i­day FM4015333

Year 3 teacher Rachel Bil­ham ex­plains the prin­ci­ples to par­ents

Pic­ture: Re­becca Hol­l­i­day FM4015336

As­sis­tant head teacher Kather­ine Wat­son ex­plains the dif­fer­ent meth­ods of ad­di­tion

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Some of the new ma­te­ri­als used by the teach­ers

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