Maths – Lesson Study

Lesson study – Maths (September 2019)

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Why introduce a lesson study focusing on numeracy across the school at MHS?

Students and Teachers

  • To develop domain specific thinking with maths in other subject by prompting student to think about subject content using the tools of mathematics;
  • To develop skills to ask mathematical questions in lessons.
  • To consider the need to raise standards in numeracy;
  • To consider current images of mathematics and mathematicians ( students and teachers views);
  • To consider the need for improving numeracy skills across the curriculum;
  • To include staff that will promote partnership and development of skills within their area of expertise;
  • To give ownership of numeracy by teachers across the curriculum leading to consistency;
  • To promote a growth mindset effectively when approaching maths problem;
  • To develop class teachers knowledge, skills and understanding of how numeracy can be  embedded across the curriculum;
  • To continue to encourage the development of partnerships between classroom teachers;
  • To ensure that all staff have access to the appropriate teaching approaches and resources associated with numeracy.


What are you going to do – what teaching approaches are you going to use?

Consistent approach to the use of calculation policy

  • Training teachers to improve strategies for teaching and learning of calculation strategies in Mathematical thinking.


  • Consistently implement bespoke and whole school interventions aimed at extending students vocabulary in mathematics

Whole staff training

  • Specific staff to receive bespoke training on chosen interventions;
  • Working in partnership with other stakeholders;
  • Evidence based practice, implementation process through research lesson study group and CPD;
  • All staff to receive training on how to develop skills to  asking mathematical questions in lessons



  • Inter school collaboration as a part of peer support network
  • Training programme for specific staff on mathematical thinking
  • Whole school staff training on aspects of embedding numeracy across the curriculum
  • Whole school staff training on how to use a calculation policy


  • Head of Department acts as coach to Focus group in implementing developed numeracy programme
  • Focus group to coach teachers/support staff/ intervention staff throughout the lifespan of the project

Educational materials

  • Research for a new strategies of using mathematical thinking in different curricular areas and develop a common approach.
  • Online research to reading including specific vocabulary modules in mathematics for staff and students

Monitoring and Evaluations

  • Staff to film good practice of the teaching of Numeracy which will then be shared between the foci group;
  • The foci group will analyse observations of each non maths lesson and the impact it had on the students learning and development in mathematics;
  • Project lead to monitor understanding and attitude of using numeracy across the curriculum– students’ and teachers surveys.
  • On–going monitoring of numeracy in class ( Weekly maths challenge) provided by Focus group


  • All teachers are teachers of numeracy;
  • Raised the standards of numeracy of all of Maplewell Hall School students;
  • Develop domain specific thinking with maths in other subject by prompting student to think about subject content using the tools of mathematics;
  • Increased access to maths resources;
  • Teachers are equipped with the skills and resources to teach numeracy;
  • Share good practice of numeracy across the school to enable the students to succeed at improving their mathematic skills;
  • Baseline and continued assessments are effectively used to inform pupil’s next steps;
  • Improved students’ social and emotional development, particularly confidence and self- efficacy.