This week, children from Year 5 wanted to help their peers by teaching a Maths lesson. They decided to teach the other children long multiplication. They were able to show examples of how to break down the method of tackling long multiplication problems. They were excellent with the other children, questioning their ideas and helping when they needed to. The children being taught showed great respect for their peers and the lesson ran very smoothly. Once the children were put to task, they were provided with a chilli challenge so they could choose their own challenge.
Overall, the lesson went really well and we will be trialling this method of peer teaching in the future in other subject areas.
This is their account of the lesson:
Our very own Maths lesson:
Today, we (Duang, Madeleine and Ryan) taught a Maths lesson. We taught long multiplication to our Maths class. We used Microsoft word to plan our lesson. We discussed the column method for long multiplication. Once we’d explained the theory we split up into groups and acted as teachers to help the children with their work. It was more stressful than we thought it would be and we didn’t expect the children not to understand everything first time. We enjoyed it and it really helped us with our explaining skills.
This is a video of the lesson, created by Lola.