Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is approaching, so we look forward to many sticky fingers and much spilt sugar. At Third Space we do our best to squeeze every bit of Maths we can from any event celebrated in school and this is no exception.
This Friday is the NSPCC number Day, a brilliant day aimed at two very important goals – engaging children in maths and raising money for the NSPCC. The NSPCC is the leading Children's charity in the UK, committed to child protection since 1895.
For our pupils to become confident mathematicians in primary school it is essential that they have a bank of key number facts they have learnt stored away, which they can draw on at any time.
Like you, we’ve been preparing hard for the National Assessments, commonly referred to as SATs.
We love hearing feedback from the teachers and pupils using Third Space Learning. It’s always encouraging to hear when things have gone well and when they haven’t, we’re always keen to improve.
Before joining Third Space Learning, I was a teacher in a school with a considerable number of boys from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Listen to any recording of our 3,500 hours of online Maths tuition each week, and you’ll notice how much interaction there is between tutor and pupil during the lesson.
We’ve worked closely with Nesta over the years (they’re one of our investors) and were very interested to see the work they’ve done with Teach First and Brightside to explore what a framework for quality one-to-one intervention might look like.
We believe that one-to-one human interaction with a tutor is the secret to improved confidence and attainment in Maths BUT we also know that even the best tutor or teacher in the world needs data to help them adapt and progress.
Christmas has arrived, judging by the glitter and tinsel at school, and it can be difficult to find engaging and relevant fun Christmas Maths activities for our Key Stage 2 pupils quickly and easily among all the nativities, pantomimes and school trips at this time.