The purpose of this report is to reflect and critically analyse a classroom scenario in a mathematics lesson whilst using mathematical thinking and processes. This will allow for the strengths and weaknesses to be highlighted for best practice within a primary school setting. In examining the scenario it will bring light to the recent literature relating to the mathematical pedagogy. The analysis will include Critical Areas designed to bring focus to the standards by describing the big ideas that educators can use to build their curriculum and to guide instructions. This report will reflect the lesson plan on four parts firstly, key mathematical ideas and skills secondly, link to relevant curriculum and understanding the learning sequence thirdly, appropriate models, teaching approaches, developing students understanding and materials for learning and finally, how children learn the mathematical concepts.
Primary mathematics, numeracy and literacy are key domains of learning which are central for the success of students at school. Numeracy is an outcome of how mathematics is taught and learned – it bridges the gap between mathematics learned at school and the contexts used in everyday life Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (2006).
Grouws (2004) discusses the instructional practices that research has shown to have a positive impact on student learning.
Key mathematical ideas and skills secondly, link to relevant curriculum and understanding the learning…