Use of High Quality Textbooks to Support Teacher Professional Development
In this project, two schools from each Maths Hub area, are, in Year 1 classes only, trialling the use of adapted versions of textbooks currently used in Singapore. The schools have chosen between two texts: Inspire Maths, adapted by Oxford University Press; and Maths – No Problem, adapted by the publishers Maths No Problem. Both texts have been adapted in line with the new National Curriculum.
Teachers engaged in the project will participate in five workshop days to support them in introducing the books to pupils, in using the books in the course of lesson planning and design, and in their own professional learning.
The aim of the project, as in the England – China project, is to help participating teachers and schools develop and embed a mastery approach to maths teaching.
In this Hub
Edward Wilson Primary School and St Mary’s Bryanston Square are working on this project. Both schools will be trained in the use of the text books and will report back in future Maths Hub bulletins.