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Practical Maths

Discussion in 'Primary' started by naomicope, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. I have an interview coming up soon and they have asked for a 30 minute practical maths lesson. I am a little confused exactly what they mean. Please could someone give me an idea of the sort of thing.
  2. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Are you in EYs?
    I can see why you're confused. It's the word lesson. Ask them what they mean.
  3. I'm in Primary - interview lesson is with Year 5.
  4. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Sorry -thanks for clarifying.
  5. forestje

    forestje New commenter

    How about tangrams?
  6. On my last placement, Practical Maths was Handling Data, and Shape Space and Measure. Then 'Maths' was just number and calculation type work.
    JSY x
  7. Thanks, that has helped make things clearer. :)
  8. char2505

    char2505 New commenter

    I'd be thinking along the lines of a using and applying activity, and something that would cater for kinasthetic learners. Good luck.
  9. char2505

    char2505 New commenter

  10. Andrew Jeffrey

    Andrew Jeffrey New commenter

    Perhaps they would like to see how well you can teach using practical equipment, and this could well still be a number topic.
    If you are at all unsure I think you MUST ring the school beforehand - better to clarify now than to deliver a lesson that they didn't want!
  11. Practical means "doing". They want you to get the kids moving and using equipment. I would try and do something on a large scale, that is very kinaesthetic.
    As someone above also said, try and include some "using and applying" - a puzzle, or problem - as this is the strand of maths that most often gets forgotten and they will be impressed to see it as an integral part of your lesson.

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