Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Primary Teachers

This project is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

What is involved?

The programme is based on four core primary modules:

  • Number sense
  • Additive reasoning
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Fractions.

These core modules are each designed to be delivered over three hours. This programme will take place across the equivalent of two days.

Who can take part?

This programme is designed for teachers who would like to further develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. It will be particularly relevant for teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training.

What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered
  • understand the key elements that form number sense, forms of addition and subtraction, forms of multiplication and division, and forms of fractions, including precise language, structures and representations
  • review their practice as a result of the sessions and make specific adaptations to impact on pupil outcomes.

Cost: The SKTM – Primary Teachers project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools. 

Expectations of participants and their schools

Participants and their schools must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme.

Cohort 1 Dates:

18th January – Number Sense

1st March – Additive Reasoning

23rd March – Multiplicative Reasoning

17th May – Fractions

Cohort 2 Dates:

25th January – Number Sense

8th March – Additive Reasoning

29th March – Multiplicative Reasoning

24th May – Fractions