On 12th January, Bev Casewell and I went to Blean Primary School to observe the visiting Shanghai teachers teaching maths to British school children. We saw a Year 3 multiplication lesson and a Year 4 fractions lesson. It was fascinating for us to see their teaching methods and the structure of the lesson.
Mrs Casewell has already tried out the lesson in Year 4C and this week will be repeating the lesson in Year 4P while I will be teaching the multiplication lesson to Year 3. We were very lucky to have been invited along and it has given us much food for thought.