Students often feel their main option for getting help when they're stuck on a maths question is to ask their teacher, however within the Maths Pathway learning and teaching model, students are encouraged to first try various other methods to get unstuck. This helps to prevent students becoming overly reliant on their teacher, and positively impacts their independent study skills.
We've included a feature in our Student Portal within each module where students receive some tips from us on what to do in order to get help, including a worked example video, and showing which of their peers are working on this module, as well as which have mastered them.
Click the GIF below to learn more about this feature.
Below are lesson plans, and resources to support them.
This lesson helps students to:
- Learn the that there are four steps to follow to get help when stuck
- Learn that asking the teacher for help is not the first step
- Learn where to find the four steps listed (on a wall poster and in the student app)
The Introduction lesson should be run with students who are new to Maths Pathway. You can download the Introduction lesson here. This lesson also requires:
- This poster to be printed in colour on A3 paper
- Access to a whiteboard
- Teacher video (included in this article below)
- Student video (included in this article below)
Refresh & Revise lesson
This activity helps students to:
- Revise the four steps to follow to get help when stuck, including asking the teacher for help is not the first step
- Revise where to find the four steps listed (on a wall poster and in the student app)
- Reflect on how often they used the four steps when they became stuck.
The Refresh & Revise lesson should be run with students who are already familiar with Maths Pathway. You can download the Refresh & Revise lesson here.
This video gives an overview of how this lesson should be run:
This video is the one that you will show to the students. You can either show it to them here, on YouTube, or on the PowerPoint: