Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Primary Early Career Teachers

This project is designed to support primary early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

What is involved?

At a local level, Work Groups will explore one of the following themes:

  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (building early number concepts)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (additive reasoning)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (multiplicative reasoning).

Participants will work deeply on one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design. This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.

Who can take part?

This programme is designed for primary early career teachers (those in their first or second year of teaching).

What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • plan and teach a carefully sequenced and coherent area of maths
  • appreciate the key ideas underpinning the area of maths being taught
  • understand key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery
  • understand approaches to assess pupils’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account
  • make appropriate use of representations to expose the structure of the maths being taught.

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