Questioning and problem-solving are important skills for all subjects – but especially maths. Many of the students initially panic when they come across maths questions they can’t answer. Our approach is to lead students through the challenge and give them strategies to overcome their frustration.
What does this look like in practice? “Well, you don’t throw down your pen and moan ‘I can’t do it’. Instead you turn to your partner and see if you can learn from them,” explains Miss James, “Many of the students have been used to being spoon-fed – I challenge them to think independently and use each other.” The ultimate aim is for the classroom to be a supportive place where failure is seen as an important part of learning.
For more information contact Mrs Jo Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org