two primary maths journals side by side
Level 3
Level 3 Course

Using Journalling to Ensure Mastery in Mathematics


Level 3

1 day


6 credits


This advanced, full-day course is intended for primary school teachers, education leaders and teaching professionals seeking to use journalling to further develop their pupils’ communication and writing skills in mathematics. Learn about the different types of journals and how to use them to assess pupil understanding. Get practical guidance on how best to implement journaling in the classroom. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate of completion for their records.

Course Objectives

This teacher professional development course is designed to produce an understanding of the following key ideas:

  1. If maths is a language, children should understand how to speak it, read it and write it
  2. Journalling provides an excellent opportunity for pupils to develop the communication of their mathematical understanding and ideas in writing
  3. Simple descriptive journals can be used in classrooms in order for learners to quickly progress to deeper thinking
  4. Journalling can be employed by teachers to assess children’s understanding of mathematical concepts

Educators will leave this course with a solid understanding of the different types of journals, the practicalities of journalling and how to use journalling for continuous formative assessment.

The course will equip teachers with practical strategies to successfully deploy a journalling practice in their classroom. It will also give them the tools they need to support their pupils’ view of themselves as confident learners of mathematics.

Earn 6 credits

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