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Help - need to teach KS2 maths and I am clueless about the 'modern' methods!

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ladymontdore Wed 26-Feb-14 18:58:46

Without going into detail as I don't want to 'out' myself' I have to cover numeracy lessons and I have no idea how to even do the maths let alone teach it. The school are aware that I'm not v experienced but I don't want to say, err actually this is ALL NEW to me!
All the terminology / methods seem to have changed since 'my day'.
Number lines? Grids? Bus stops.... argh.
Can any wonderful person direct me to a website or book that clearly explains all the basics!
I have googled and can't find what I'm looking for.
Thank you

ShoeWhore Wed 26-Feb-14 18:59:52

Ooh hope you aren't teaching my dcs! grin

Maths for Mums and Dads is quite good.

VestaCurry Wed 26-Feb-14 19:03:39

Can't help but I'm sure someone will be along soon!
Do you mind me asking approx how long you have been out of teaching and whether you've gone back full or part-time? I'm thinking about returning PT (have another job that I could do more PT from home now).
I've been out of it for 12 years.

ladymontdore Wed 26-Feb-14 19:23:34

Thank you Shoe! That has really helped quell the rising sensation of nausea and panic I'm feeling! Have ordered Maths for Mums & dads on express delivery though smileso thank you for the recomendation!

phlebasconsidered Wed 26-Feb-14 21:21:11

D Haylock, maths for Primary teachers. My bible!

mnistooaddictive Wed 26-Feb-14 21:24:07

You want the Naomi Sani book " how to do maths so your children can too".

Look at mep written by cimt at Plymouth university. Or look at old numeracy strategy as it has lots of examples.

VestaCurry Thu 27-Feb-14 00:56:01

Haylock's book helped me really understand how children 'interact' with mathematical concepts. Glad to see it's still considered a v useful read.

manyhands Thu 27-Feb-14 06:43:43

If you look at the visual calculation policy on the Number Fun website, it's explained in layman's terms visually. Ask for the calculation policy for your new school and it should lay it out clearly or simply. If it's not available, Lancashire Grid for Learning's calculation policy show you all the modern methods.

Feenie Thu 27-Feb-14 06:51:19

The school.shouldn't be putting you in this position - it isn't fair on you or the children.

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