Primary Teaching Assistants Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programme
The Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Primary Teaching Assistants Programme
is designed for primary teaching assistants who are supporting maths, and who would like
to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. This may be particularly relevant
for new TAs or TAs that have not received maths-specific training.
The purpose of the programme is to support primary teaching assistants (TAs) in developing
specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and
support pupils in the maths classroom.
This year will see the launch of Primary Teaching Assistant specific materials (same areas as primary SKTM) and focus on the following mathematical areas:
What is effective in the learning and teaching of mathematics?
Number sense (part 1)
Number sense (part 2)
This programme will last the equivalent of four days.
Participants will enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered e.g.
understand the key elements that form number sense, including precise language, structures, and representations
understand the forms of addition and subtraction, including the precise language, structures, and representations
understand the forms of multiplication and division, including the precise language, structures, and representations
understand the forms of fractions, including precise language, structures, and representations.