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LCP Numeracy year 6.....any feedback on it.

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Excellenteacher, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. I am teaching through LCP Numeracy Lessons. I find some lessons don't make sense to me. Children find it very hard to copy problems from LCP Worksheets into their note books. Are your children work only on the work sheets?

    Any feedback??
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Doesn't sound like a good use of a maths lesson to me. Copying out is a handwriting exercise only.

    Skip the LCP and make maths a bit more interesting!
  3. With a name like excellent teacher I would hope your maths lessons do not involve copying out word problems from a scheme of work. Maths is meant to be a fun learning experience, not a handwriting lesson. If I was a child I would find that utterly boring!
    The whole point of a scheme of work such as LCP is to use the good bits and dic=scard the rest. What works for your kids and what doesn't should already be known to yourself.
    And worksheets are something that should not be used all the time!
    Sorry for the rant, it just disappoints me that children are still being subjected to maths lessons taught from a scheme of work rather than the teacher creating lessons that are suited to the children in their class. Once again, not a personal attack, just my views on maths education. (I'm a maths specialist teacher).
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    The OP was criticised (in their view unfairly) for their literacy lesson in an observation last week. I'm not sure seeing such a maths lesson would have made a better impression.

    I have no objection to sometimes using worksheets, hey I do so myself! But copying out from the worksheet into a book is just plain daft, surely?
  5. I don't envy you! I find my interactive whiteboard invaluable as I can show the squares and model how to set the work out... saying that, some of them still don't write on the lines for graphs or coordinates, even when I show them.
    Are you using plain paper or squared in their books? I would think squared paper is easier to use as they can put one digit in each square. If they're used to using worksheets then they will need a lot of training to use books. What have you got in class instead of a Smartboard? Is it a static whiteboard with dry wipe pens or a roller board? In the days before interactive boards, I used to enlarge squared paper on the photocopier to show children how to set the work out and I also found a poster that was just a large (10cm) squared grid. That was quite useful for setting work out too.
  6. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Possibly your HT wants to stop the use of boring workbooks/worksheets and so has banned their use. LCP don't produce maths workbooks...do you mean CGP?

    My year 2 class have exercise books and write their work in there (when they do written work) but they definitely do not copy out from worksheets. If children are not to be allowed to fill in workbooks (excellent decision from the HT) then start teaching better maths lessons.

    I also don't have an interactive whiteboard, not sure it is relevant here.
  7. I think an interactive whiteboard is useful for setting work out. Isn't the OP just asking how the children should present the work in books that they would previously have done on worksheets? I know it's not ideal and that there are many ways to teach maths but if a head has made a snap decision to stop using worksheets when staff have been following a scheme, it's going to take a fair bit of work to implement that. In the very short term, I can see why a teacher might want to carry on using the resources but without using the sheets.
  8. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    From the first post, I didn't get the impression it was a snap decision.

    The OP also posted a fair number of threads at the weekend criticising their HT for the poor observation of a literacy lesson. Then posts today complaining their class find it hard to copy from worksheets. It doesn't look good altogether.

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