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Subject Knowledge (Teachers)

This project is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.  It will be particularly relevant for teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training.  

Teachers will enhance their mathematics subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered which include: 

  • Understanding the key elements that form number sense, including precise language, structures and representations  

  • Understanding the forms of addition and subtraction, including precise language, structures and representations  

  • Understanding the forms of multiplication and division, including precise language, structures and representations  

  • Understanding the forms of fractions, including precise language, structures and representations. 

Feedback from participants: 

“This session helped me to really grasp and fully understand the words aggregation and augmentation as I had never really understood their meaning before!” 

“I now have a better understanding of what additive thinking is and how it can be developed. Seeing the structures was helpful, as I can now ensure the children have a clearer understanding of the different structures and can ensure they use them in their own work.” 

*If you are an NQT or early career teacher, you may be interested in our specialist knowledge for teacher maths sessions that are designed specifically for early career teachers. 

This Work Group is now closed. Recruitment for 22/23 will start after half term.