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New content for Broadbent Maths users

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
I have recently updated the Broadbent Maths site which is a regular August activity for me. I'm always looking for ways to support your maths planning and at the same time help you dig deeper into mathematics teaching and learning. My MA was on the nature of 'deep' subject knowledge for primary teachers so I have built the content around my findings. This summer I have added 'Maths Topics' as a menu item.

I have actually rearranged the content into different menu headings - Teaching, Progression, Planning and Maths Topics. I'm hoping these help subscribed users to find the support they need for their planning and teaching.

If you click on each of the menu headings above you will see an outline of the content.


Maths topics

I included the new maths topics menu to collate support for six key maths topics:

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Measures
  • Geometry

Each of these maths areas includes quick links for support and information to help with your planning and teaching.

Content for each topic includes:
Activities - a link to a page of maths activities and problems
Progression steps - small steps to show whole scholl progression
Teaching support - links to specific articles I've written on the topic

Here is a sample of the Y3 Number and Place Value activities to give you an idea of a small part of the type of support I give.
The webpage is saved as a pdf to download for non-subscribers to see.

The content of my site is also informed by the writing I do for UK schools and for those in different countries. At the moment I am working on books for Jamaican schools. In Jamaica the Ministry is very keen on the 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. This 'Process Strands' slide illustrated their belief of the importance of these elements in teaching mathematics. Very close to expectations in the UK as you can see.

This is partly in response to a tweet I read from a teacher (Miss S) who wasn't sure how to start teaching place value to her Y3 class.

Good luck for the new term... and enjoy your teaching!
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