"The Question Sets are masterpieces"
Having been in your shoes, and to save you hours every week, our experienced teacher authors have developed hundreds of structured LbQ Question Sets with more being added every day. Questions can be used in a number of Modes.
LbQ Maths Question Sets are based around the principles of mastery and have been developed by
teachers and subject matter experts. Each Question Set targets a curriculum objective, though some
objectives need more than one set, and has been guided by the White Rose Maths Hub curriculum
breakdown. Practice Question Sets to develop recall skills and speed are also included so your pupils
can be secure in times tables, number bonds, division facts, multiplication practice and prime
The philosophy of coherence, practice, progression and depth, so evident in the Mathematics Mastery question sets, are the foundation also for the English and Science Question Sets. Where characteristics of English and Science differ from mathematics particularly on the issue of progression, changes in the way in which key principles are applied.
LbQ English Question Sets – some of the Question Sets on spelling will have two sets of questions. One in audio format where pupils with headphones listen to a recording of the sentence/words and select their answer on screen, and one in written format supported by images and multiple choice answers and they select the correct word or spelling. Cognitive progression cover up to five levels of progression: remember or recall from memory, demonstrate understanding, apply in a new context, greater depth analysis and depth analysis writing tasks.
LbQ Science Question Sets – have emphasis on ‘thinking and acting scientifically’, so questions may not concentrate always on knowledge ‘do you know what this means? In some science questions it might be phrased ‘how would scientists tackle this...?’ Cognitive progression cover up to four levels of progression: knowledge, understanding, working scientifically and scientific reasoning.
Each Question Set focuses on just one specific learning objective and contains high quality questions with ideal and captivating examplars. In addition to sending the questions to pupil devices you can also use the questions for teaching with in front of class during your lessons. During or after teaching you can run an LbQ Question Set so you can instantly verify how much your pupils have learned and where the gaps in understanding are, enabling you to intervene and re- teach where needed – while the lesson is still running.
LbQ Question Sets include:
Reduced teacher Workloads – LbQ automatically marks pupils’ answers and provides real time lesson analysis so you can see exactly how the class and every pupil within it is performing, and where they are struggling so you can direct your help to those who need it most. Teachers claim that using LbQ saves them an hour for each lesson.
Misconception checks and corrections - Our teacher developers have thought through common incorrect answers and written feedback that helps pupils overcome their misconceptions. During lessons you can instantly identify individuals or groups who need help to correct their misunderstanding and you can see appropriate feedback that LbQ uses.
Comprehensive Practice – with typically 30 to 40 questions in each Question Set, sometimes up to 100, so there is plenty of practice to secure understanding and fluency at each step towards mastery in maths or being secure in other subjects.
Stretch every pupil – LbQ automatically advances pupils to higher challenge/next stage if pupils demonstrate competence at any level. LbQ enables the teacher to set a rule that automatically advances pupils to a more challenging level where they are learning and making more efficient use of the available lesson time.
Pupil engagement – using a variety of questioning so the pupils are engaged by including images and word based questions as well as open ended answering so that pupils can also enter sentences or words to explain or justify a position.
Maximising available lesson time – using Self-Paced Learning so that during lessons pupils work at a speed that suits them and without holding anybody up. This means the whole class is engaged 100% of the time.
Guided learning – using scaffolding so every lesson is a journey of discovery about the topic. The questions are carefully sequenced to guide the learning so for example in Maths we start with questions relating to Understanding before moving through Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving.
Constructive Feedback – so that specific help and guidance is instantly provided to pupils every time they answer incorrectly (and correctly).
Building Confidence – using immediate retries so that pupils can read the feedback and try again if they answer incorrectly. This improves confidence and fosters a healthy attitude to learning.
Cater for a mixture of abilities – you can adapt LbQ Question Sets to suit your cohort. Create new questions, modify, remove and re-order levels and questions to suit your specific class needs. This enables you to regulate the level of challenge for different pupils or groups of pupils. Teachers can even run up to three different Question Sets at the same time during a lesson to provide maximum flexibility when working with groups of mixed abilities.