I'm after some advice. The teacher I work with most of the time (primary) is excellent and the children are usually really well behaved. The same children, mixed with others from other classes (again, usually all pretty well behaved) turn into really awful children in maths sets. It's a low ability set. I want to support the maths teacher as well as I can, but the lessons are boring, lack sufficient explanation and she does little to consistently try and improve behaviour. When the head of year covered the class, and to a lesser extent when I have, the behaviour and learning has been much better (as was the whole quality of lesson delivered by the HoY). I have tried making some suggestions and making a few resources that I thought might make learning more fun, I've talked to other teachers to ask them to encourage the maths teacher, I've tried working positively with several of the worst children to try and improve behaviour - but frankly I'm bored by the lessons too... so now I'm wondering what other TAs have done in similar situations. I know I can't be the only one disheartened by the attitude of a teacher that I'm working with.