Hello and welcome to Digging for the why – the podcast for maths teachers of Years 5-8 looking at continuity and why we need to dig for the why in our lessons.
In this episode, Alison and Andy are joined by a special guest, Richard Perring (@LearningMaths). Together they discuss the following:
- Keeping your LinkedIn up-to-date!
- Why should we encourage the use of rich tasks? What do students and teachers gain?
- The power of asking why
- Rich tasks don’t need to last a lesson, just have a thinking question
- Listening to student conversations to guide the teaching
- Is there still a space for coursework?
- Does there need to be a right answer?
- As a teacher, be open to learning
- Where can you go to read about rich tasks and get some starting points?
- The power of a collaborative planning model
Links to things mentioned in this episode:
- Ann Watson & John Mason – Mathematical thinking
- Colin Foster and Tom Francome – Plenary or just ponder?
- Transum – Starter of the day
- Transforming primary mathematics – Mike Askew
- Thinkers – ATM
- Mathematical challenges for able pupils
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Our intro/outro was produced by a talented young creative – check out his Soundcloud.