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Primary Teaching Assistants Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programme

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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.

This project is designed to improve the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for
all practitioners teaching and supporting the learning of primary maths.

This programme will last the equivalent of four days.

What is involved?

It utilises primary teaching assistant-specific materials and focuses on the following mathematical areas:

  • What is effective in the learning and teaching of mathematics?

  • Number sense (part 1)

  • Number sense (part 2)

  • Additive reasoning

  • Multiplicative reasoning

  • Fractions

What will you learn?

  • Your pupils will demonstrate a positive attitude towards maths, being willing to have a go, persevere, and share their mathematical ideas

  • You will review your practice as a result of the sessions and make specific adaptations to support the pupils you are working with

  • You will understand the key elements that form number sense, forms of addition and subtraction, forms of multiplication and division, and forms of fractions, including precise language, structures and representations


The SKTM Primary Teaching Assistants Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.


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