## Wednesday 6 December 2017

### Maths Inquiry (T4 2017)

This slide deck is my maths inquiry for Term 4 2017. Although I had previously been compiling reflections and evidence through my blog, I had to change as our school had to send our inquiries to ERO and they wanted everyone to do it the same way.

Each week we documented, reflected upon and had evidence for what we did.

 BOY 2016 MOY 2016 EOY 2016 BOY 2017 EOY 2017 Comments Syraiah-Lee S4 S3 ES5 ES5 SE6 At Huge progress. She has achieved all the goals set in this inquiry and more. Her confidence has grown hugely and she is more aware of what she can and can't do. Stanley S4 S4 S5 ES5 SE5 Below Again, Stanley has not made progress this year because he is never at school. The one or two days he does attend school, he doesn't know what is happening because he hasn't been here in so long. The learning he misses in week 1 is built upon in week 2 (and so on), so he is always behind. Lopiseni S2 S3 S4 S4 SE5 Below Lopiseni has made progress. He has learnt to use place value partioning to solve add/sub problems. He can skip count. He has memorised some 2 and 5 times tables. He has low confidence and often refuses to participate in learning. Sosaia S3 ES5 ES5 ES5 S6 Above Same as Syraiah-Lee - huge progress! Saia's confidence and willingness to participate in maths is completely different. He has felt success, and he likes it. He has achieved all the goals set for him. Villiami S4 S4 S4 S4 SE5 Well-Below Viliami's confidence has grown in Maths. He can use place value partitioning (most of the time) to solve add/sub problems. Although he is still well-below, he has made shifts this year whereas last year he didn't. A win is a win.

I believe all the students have made progress towards, or have achieved their goals, which were;
Goals
- Transfer skip counting knowledge to be able to use times tables.

- Memorise 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
- Learn to skip count in 3s, 4s and 6.s
- Use PV knowledge to solve problems. (PV partitioning)
- Be able to identify how many 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s in a number.

Things I think made the most difference to students
- Maths clinics. Ottilie and I did clinics where students could sign up to attend the one they wanted. It helped us both to cater more to the needs of the students. Instead of both classes having a range of stages 4-7, we could have one class of stages 4-5 and the other of 6-7. We could do more targeted teaching at their level. This also helped them feel successful as they weren't always being outdone by the stage 6-7 kids.
- Having a focus on learning and memorising times tables.

Things students think made the most difference to their learning
- Learning times tables - buddies, bracelets, having it on the wall, practicing skip counting together, I tested them on times tables etc. In small group as well, where they were all at the same level.
- Kids liked being able to choose their own learning (cross-grouping).
- Saia knew that his next step was to learn division facts.

Things I think I could do better next time
- Maths groups instead of whole class. I definitely want to do cross-grouping again, it makes things a million times easier.