Mathematics Lesson Structure
Warm up (5-10%)
The purpose of the warm-up is to motivate students for the lesson ahead. It should be engaging to hook students in and activate their prior knowledge.
Mini Lesson (10%)
A mini lesson is brief and concise including an outline the learning intention and success criteria of what is required during the lesson. Mathematics vocabulary is discussed and defined. Mathematics is modelled, articulate and explicitly taught. Effective questioning is used to activate students thinking and provide opportunities for students to learn from each other.
Student Activity (30-40%)
Opportunities are provided for students to work independently or cooperatively with others. Students are encouraged to work together and talk about the maths, sharing their thinking and possible strategies to solve maths problems.
Challenging tasks are provided for students to work beyond independence. Students are encouraged to record their mathematical thinking to enable misconceptions to be addressed and solutions/strategies to be shared.
Teachers use explicit questioning to guide students in problem solving, providing feedback, reinforcing effort and teaching at point of need.
Can occur at any time during the lesson. Students are provided with opportunities to discuss/write about mathematics as they reflect on their learning. Students learn from each other as they articulate their thinking.