The Maths Toolkit is a tool to aid schools in supporting pupils who may be experiencing difficulties in Maths. It does this through providing support for non-specialists in Maths to understand how children’s learning in Maths develops and how to build on that in order to support the weaker areas.
It aims to do this through:
enabling accurate identification of specific areas of difficulty
suggesting appropriate teaching strategies and resources
The toolkit is made up of two elements:
A Maths Framework
Teaching and Learning Ideas
The toolkit is not designed to be a levelling or tracking tool, but will support teachers in the judgement of what pupils can and can’t do.
It is aimed at children who have significant difficulties in maths and covers Nursery – end of year 6 expectations of the current National Curriculum.
The Maths Framework is formatted in the style of a ladder going from the bottom up (Nursery – end of year 6 expectations). This is a similar format to the Language and Literacy continuum.
The framework is split into two sections:
The core framework is made up to 5 threads covering:
Number and Place Value
Any pupil who required additional SEN support for maths should be assessed for these 5 themes.
The supplementary framework is made up of 4 threads covering:
The supplementary framework is designed to support the teaching of these skills in small steps rather than the direct assessment.
Pupil and School Support Teachers can support schools in using the framework with individual pupils.
For each of the statements on the Maths Framework there is a list of ideas for teaching and learning to develop understanding and links to the documents referenced within them.
Versions of the Core frameworks have been produced with hyperlinks that take you directly to the relevant Teaching and Learning Ideas page.
>> Click here to download samples of the Continuum Documents, Teaching & Learning Ideas and TPT information
>> Go to the Resources page to download the Language and Literacy Toolkit (Login required)