Mathematics

Student quotations: 

“I like Let's Think lessons because everyone gets to interact and share ideas.  We get to do exciting things, try things out.” Luke 7C

“I like Let's Think lessons because it's like a massive discussion of who is right and who is wrong and I find that really enjoyable.” Liiban 7F

“I really enjoy Let's Think lessons because you get to share your ideas without being right or wrong and you learn from where you've gone wrong.” Ava 7C

Staff quotations:

“CAME lessons bring a new approach to teaching and allow students to confidently have a go because it's about how they think about various problems and tasks not about the answer.  The luxury of talking, just discussing ideas and not necessarily having to write everything down, really appeals to the students. They often buy into the lessons more easily under the guise that 'It's not really Maths' and this, consequently, often breaks down the wall of belief of 'I'm not good at Maths' that so many reluctant learners regularly recite.  Once the attitude to learning has changed the results often follow and attempts to solve and prove their beliefs lead to some challenging mathematical concepts being learnt and developed.  Differentiation is by outcome and how far the students can get themselves or how far they seek to get with extra input and guidance from their peers or the teacher. There are a lot of 'light bulb' moments which is what I love the most!” Ms Mullane  

“I like the way students are ‘set free’ to some extent and discover things for themselves. Linked to this is the continual surprise I get at the level of mathematical thinking some of them use.” Ms Davison

“Some CAME lessons can really reinforce what we would usually cover in class but in a more innovative atmosphere.” Ms Najjar

"The part of CAME lessons I enjoy the most are the discussions. It gives teachers an insight into the different thought processes that students have. These discussions are also inclusive of everyone as it is not necessarily about the answer, but more about developing their thinking skills. This helps to build confidence in those students who tend not to contribute vocally in class discussions." Mr Ladhani