Week 
Essential question 
Action 
Week 1 
Who are we as mathematicians? 
Find out about your students’ attitude to Maths
 What do they like/not like/two stars and a wish/ questionnaire to document their present feelings
 Teach a collaborative Maths gamesee Nrich games

Week 2 
What productive dispositions do we want to see in Maths? 
Make productive dispositions visible
 The Attitudes and Learner Profile in Mathswhat do they look like? LP in Maths
 Agree on Maths Norms, e.g. Jo Boaler’s Norms in the Maths class or What makes a good mathematician? or 8 math practices of Jedi masters or create a ‘Looks like…Sounds like…. Students’ job…. Teachers’ job….’ anchor chart
 Interactive modelling of use of Maths resources & games
 Maths Morning Meeting (see individual grade OneNote notebooksMorning Meetings)
 Introduction to Academic Choices (TFSW p6364; p79; p95) Choices linked to first unit

Week 3 
How do we ensure that we are always learning (1)? 
Introduce Maths Assessment Criterion A: Knowing and understanding
 Introduce comfort zone, stretch zone, panic zone. Share information about growth mindset and the importance of mistakes
 Continue Academic Choices (TFSW p118; p135; p151)
 Introduce an Estimation Talkwhy and when do we estimate? Brainstorm & record. See When near enough is good enough
 Teach vocabulary for Maths Unit 1 (see OneNoteQuiz, quiz, trade; Top Ten (see Emma); Teach 1, Learn 15; (see Kath); personal Maths dictionary on Book Creator; show A Maths Dictionary for Kids
 Introduce My Maths
 Interactively model a Maths game – see Nrich games
 Maths Morning Meeting

Week 4 
How can we improve our communication in Maths? 
Introduce Maths Assessment Criterion C: Communication Math Criteria PYP student version
 Explicitly teach how to organise Maths work. Maths book expectations. Create anchor chart.
 Interactively model a Number Talk including sharing strategies with partner
 Interactively model a Maths game: Nrich games
 Continue Academic Choices (TFSW p1734; p1878; p2045)
 Maths Morning Meeting

Week 5 
How do we ensure that we are always learning in Maths (2)? 
Introduce Maths Assessment Criterion B: Pattern
 Interactively model a Pattern Talk
 Continue Academic Choices (TFSW p222)
 Interactively model Maths games Nrich games
 Maths Morning Meeting

Week 6 
How do we solve Maths problems? 
Introduce Maths Assessment Criterion D: Approach to Problemsolving
