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Maths Mastery Resource Box

Discussion in 'Primary' started by rjcrump, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. rjcrump

    rjcrump New commenter


    As maths lead at my primary school, I'm want to introduce 'mastery maths boxes' for each table in the classroom. These will be put onto the tables during every maths lesson or activity.

    The idea is that the boxes will contain scaffolding tools like place value counters, dienes etc and also resources to enable the children to show their learning in different ways e.g. tape measure, graph paper etc. I will also include 'think it' maths problem cards.

    Basically, I'm asking the forum to suggest other useful maths resources, both for scaffolding and extending the children in the mastery curriculum.

    Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

    kbogic likes this.
  2. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

    Use whatever your teachers will use. If a lead imposed this sort of thing on me, I wouldn't be too happy. No way can this box be used every lesson. It could distract from the teaching and learning going on. Mastery can happen without a box of goodies.
  3. dillydinsoaur

    dillydinsoaur New commenter

    We call them trugs and set them up for across the school last year. If you PM your email address I'll send you over the list of what's in them - teachers were consulted at every stage.

    Be aware they are incredibly time consuming to create (but worth it) and quite expensive - it's worth shopping around and having an 'amnesty' of resources from staff.

    Also worth having some staff meeting time to go through what's in them and how to use all of them creatively. You also have to teach kids how to select the best resource. It's not a quick fix but once embedded really beneficial to their learning
  4. vickytoria

    vickytoria New commenter

    I'm a mastery specialist. I'd not want to (and don't) have resources on tables all the time. Much rather have them easily accessible to children so they can choose what/when they need these things. Ideally they'd move from concrete resources quite quickly (apart from LPA pupils) so no need to have them out all the time.
  5. kbogic

    kbogic New commenter

    This sounds awesome could you email me the list, thanks Kirsty
  6. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    @kbogic and @Weeze2781

    It is ill-advised to disclose your email address in a public forum. Such information can be passed privately to other TES posters using the 'Conversation' (Private Message) feature.
    Weeze2781 likes this.

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