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‘Everybody Counts’
Welcome to the Autumn 2009 Primary Mathematics Newsletter
- sharing good practice from around the County and updating you on national initiatives

IcT WORKED FOR ME!!
ICT Resources from the Primary Framework                      NEW
recommended by teachers in Gloucestershire
Counting ITP
 ‘click’ on the calculator symbol to select an object
and the number of that object required.
 ‘click’ on the larger arrow to put these objects on
the screen and on the smaller arrow to ‘double’
them.
 ‘click’ on the ‘numberline’ symbol to choose a
number track or line to help with counting.
 ‘click’ on the dots to choose how items are displayed
 ‘click’ on the semi-circle to choose the number, size
and position of sorting circles.
Learning & Teaching

Discussion prompts/question stems such as …
   What number must I double to get 10?
   Convince me that I can count these flowers in 2s.
   How could you find half of these flowers?
   Susie thinks there are 14 flowers? Is she right? Explain your answer.

Forthcoming CPD opportunities (relevant booking details attached)
 Effective teaching and learning of PSRN – exploring the resources in the Glosmaths toolkit to
support PSRN in the Reception classroom [Monday 30th November (now fully booked) or Monday 8th
February or Monday 10th May]
 Teaching and Learning courses for class teachers (Y12, Y34, Y56) – focusing on
strengthening mental mathematics (Tuesday 17th – Friday 20th November and repeated
Monday 18th – Thursday 21st January, 2010)
   ALL CPD EVENTS ARE FULLY FUNDED (INCL. COURSE COSTS AND SUPPLY)                                  
Glosmaths Progression Grids - Update
The progression grids support teachers with effective differentiation and provision for all children in their
class. Grids for all Units 1 and 2 are available on the Glosmaths Toolkit (Version 3) and can be downloaded
from the Glosmaths website (http://www.glosmaths.org/resources.php).
Grids for all Units 3 will be available by the end of Term 3.

Misuse of Maths – TV Special!
Derren Brown – How did he ‘predict’ the National Lottery results live on TV?
Join the debate here … http://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/346355.aspx?PageIndex=1
and here ..

WebWatch
http://nrich.maths.org/public/monthindex.php?year=2009&month=10&choice=3&showfulltier=yes&submit
=GO – guidance, and interactive activities, that support the Glosmaths universal CPD offer on mental
mathematics

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/index-new.htm - useful bank of teaching resources and, this month,
guidance on effective use of ICT to support teaching and enhance learning

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OCTOBER SUBJECT LEADER NETWORK MEETINGS (SLNM)
Many thanks for your continued commitment to, and support for, the network meetings. Over 90% of the
primary mathematics community in Gloucestershire were represented at the recent events.
Evaluations indicated both a positive response to the workshop format and a desire for its continuation at
future network meetings.
If you have any specific suggestions for repeated, or new, workshops please email them to:
tim.foster@gloucestershire.gov.uk

APP UPDATE
Thank you to the many schools who have nominated a main partner secondary school to support future cross-
phase liaison in mathematics. If you have yet to nominate a school, can you please contact Matt Nixon by
Friday 20th November [matthew.nixon@gloucestershire.gov.uk].

‘24 Game’ Challenge
It’s that time of the year again!!
Regional heats for this year’s event will take place on Tuesday 20th April,
Wednesday 21st April, Thursday 22nd April, Tuesday 27th April and
Wednesday 28th April.
[The final will take place at The Hucclecote Centre on Wednesday 7 th July.]

Davies (helenr.davies@gloucestershire.gov.uk) by Friday 4th December.

The Expert Report Group on Assessment was set up to advise the Secretary of State for Children, Schools
and Families on, amongst other things, the future of assessment in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. The report findings
Securing Level 2 in mathematics [Ref: 00687-2009BKT-EN] – The booklet was distributed to subject
leaders at the network meetings in October.
Securing Level 5 in mathematics [Ref: 00866-2009BKT-EN] – The final booklet in this suite of
materials. It focuses on six key areas of learning in mathematics that provide important steps in making
progress to Level 5 by the end of KS2. The Local Authority has ordered, and will distribute, one copy for each
school during November (2009).

Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme (MaST)
Glosmaths needs you!!
The Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST) Programme is an exciting opportunity for teachers in
Gloucestershire aimed at extending teachers’ knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematics and related
pedagogy, and extending coaching and mentoring skills. The longer term vision is that this group of highly
skilled teachers will help to support local partnerships and contribute to the aim of the Glosmaths Team that
all learners enjoy and achieve in mathematics.
All Headteachers have received information about the programme. You may also find the FAQs useful on the
‘MaST’ section of the NCETM website (http://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/21133).
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 8th December. Please contact Steve Lomax or Tim Foster with
any queries.

NCETM www.ncetm.org.uk
The NCETM aims to support, and encourage,
continuing professional development for all teachers of
mathematics.
The Self-evaluation Tools are designed to help
teachers check their understanding of the mathematics
they are teaching and to explore ideas on how to
develop their practice.

Steve Lomax (steven.lomax@gloucestershire.gov.uk) or Tim Foster (tim.foster@gloucestershire.gov.uk)
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Effective Teaching & Learning
of PSRN
To explore the resources in
the Glosmaths Toolkit to
support PSRN in the
Reception classroom

For Teachers of Reception children

30th November 2009 (now full)
OR
8th February 2010
OR
th
10 May 2010