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## MATHS MATTERS newsletter is back!

## Virtual X’hemM? Escape Room

*X’hemM?*** Virtual Escape Room – SwiM & STEM with Otters**, is one of the activities organised by the Primary Science and Maths Teams in collaboration with Otters ASC. *X’hemM?* Virtual Escape Room was launched on Thursday 18th March 2021 and Year 6 students were invited to participate in this virtual escape room. The three student participants, listed below, cracking the code first were awarded vouchers kindly sponsored by Otters ASC.

**1 ^{st} place: Kyle Camilleri – Archbishop’s Seminary, Gozo**

**2 ^{nd} place: Simon Borg – Gozo College Zebbug Primary**

**3 ^{rd} place: Giosue Spiteri – Archbishop’s Seminary, Gozo**

Well done to all participants!

Year 6 students can still access *X’hemM?* Virtual Escape room and engage in this virtual escape room related to Maths and Science concepts and the game of water polo. *X’hemM?* Virtual Escape Room can be accessed through the following LINK.

Click HERE to access the answers and code to the escape room for verification.

## Primary Mathematics Webinars (Educators and Parents)

To view the **list of webinars** for** **anyone who is interested to know more about Mathematics itself and Primary Mathematics Education, click HERE.

## Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study NEW POST

**IEA STUDIES** – HERE

**EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT UNIT (MALTA)** – HERE

### Mathematics TIMSS Training Session 2018 – 2019 (MALTA)

**RELEASED ITEMS TIMSS 1995 **–** MATHEMATICS FOURTH GRADE** from HERE

**RELEASED ITEMS TIMSS 1999** – **MATHEMATICS EIGHTH GRADE** from HERE

**RELEASED ITEMS TIMSS 2003** – **MATHEMATICS FOURTH GRADE** from HERE

**RELEASED ITEMS TIMSS 2007** – **MATHEMATICS FOURTH GRADE** from HERE

**RELEASED ITEMS TIMSS 2011** – **MATHEMATICS FOURTH GRADE** from HERE

**RELEASED ITEMS TIMSS 2015** – **MATHEMATICS FOURTH GRADE** from HERE

## Professional Learning Course for Year 1 teachers [July Inset 2018]

## MATHEMATICS LEARNING OUTCOMES – Level 5 to Level 10

**Learning Outcomes Framework Platform** **CLICK HERE**

All Learning Outcomes for all areas, subjects and cross curricular themes including **Mathematics** (area and subject **Level 5 to Level 10**) and Early Years are available on this platform.

**Mathematics Learning Outcomes** **– LEVEL 5** ** CLICK HERE**

The Learning Outcomes Programmes for Level 5 for all subjects including Mathematics are available for download on this site.

The available documents for the Mathematics Learning Outcomes Programme can serve as guidelines as to how level 5 learning outcomes can be organised across Years 3 and 4.

**From the Current Primary Mathematics Syllabus to the Learning Outcomes Framework (Mathematics) CLICK HERE**

## CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

**Continuous Assessment Primary Mathematics – Frequently Asked Questions **

**Continuous Assessment in Years 3 to 6 – FAQs – Primary Mathematics**

**RUBRICS UPDATED**

Below are different rubrics which are intended to facilitate assessment during particular tasks. These rubrics are merely exemplars and may be used exactly as are, may be amended as teachers deem best or may solely be used as reference.

**Rubric – Show and Tell – Example 1 **

**Rubric – Maths Trail – Example 2 **

**Rubric – Show and Tell – Example 3**

**Rubric – Maths through Cooking – Example 4 **

**Guide for Evaluating – Club for Mental Mathematics Strategies – Example 8 **

**NEW**

**Rubric – Low Floor High Ceiling Tasks – Example 9 **

**Continuous Assessment Workshop **

**PROPOSED MENU for Continuous Assessment in Years 4, 5 and 6 **

**Download** **Proposed Continuous Assessment in Primary Mathematics**

**Suggested Broad Learning Outcomes for Termly Reporting for Level 5 (Year 3) **

**Download Document**

**Suggested Broad Learning Outcomes for Termly Reporting for Level 5 (Year 4) NEW**

**Download Document**

**Similarities and Differences between the Revised Primary Mathematics Syllabus (June 2014) and the Learning Outcomes Framework – YEAR 3**

**Download Document ** for **St****rand 1, Strand 2, Strand 3, Strand 4, Strand 5, Strand 6, Strand 7**

**Similarities and Differences between the Revised Primary Mathematics Syllabus (June 2014) and the Learning Outcomes Framework – YEAR 4 NEW**

**Download Document for Strand 1 , Strand 2, Strand 3 , Strand 4 , Strand 5 , Strand 6 , Strand 7**

**Professional Learning Course (for Year 2 teachers) ****MATHS MATTERS Resources [july 2017 inset]**

**Download (not just for Year 2 teachers)**

## Professional Learning Course (for Year 3 teachers) – MATHS MATTERS – Resources [july 2016 inset]

(Not just for Year 3 teachers.)