• Learning by Questions invites teachers to help themselves to maths mastery

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    Learning By Questions

    Learning by Questions (LbQ) is inviting teachers to help themselves to hundreds of maths mastery Question sets as part of their Early Access Beta Programme.

    The Question Sets span years 5, 6, 7 and 8, along with recall Question Sets that develop understanding and fluency.

    Learning by Questions says maths teachers across the UK have so far had limited choices since the Government ring-fenced £41 million for maths mastery in 2012.

    LbQ, a teaching and learning approach created by ed-tech pioneer Tony Cann CBE, has more than 6,000 published questions with instant feedback for pupils to work through during lessons, whilst their teacher monitors live analysis of class and individual performance so they can most effectively target intervention.

    The LbQ programme will officially launch in September 2018, but the Early Access Programme is an opportunity for teachers to use the software and content ahead of time.

    Corinne Drysdale, Assistant Headteacher at Rock Ferry Primary School in the Wirral and one of the 100 teachers currently using LbQ as part of a £1million Feedback Project, said: “We thought LbQ might be useful as a starter, but it’s become the main chunk of what we do now. It’s fantastic to see the higher ability students flying, having a go at those deeper mastery level questions and the proof of what they’re capable of is all saved. It’s also great for filling gaps in kids learning, identifying where the weakness is. It has revolutionised our practise at a time when we were trying to reduce marking. We can’t wait to roll it out across the rest of school.”

    Helen Toole, who is running the Beta Early Access Programme at Learning by Questions, said: “Everyone who encounters LbQ becomes enthused by it and when you see it in action you wonder why this has not been done before. However, this is a programme that has been years in the making, created and developed by a passionate team and refined by insightful teachers across the UK. Our collective aim is to increase learning whilst reducing teacher workloads and teachers tell us that LbQ does exactly that. The Early Access Programme is our invitation to teachers to reap the benefits now.”

    The LbQ Early Access Programme will launch at BETT 2018 on 24th January on www.lbq.org.


    Stuart O'Brien

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