Mathematical Thinking for GCSE

Mathematical Thinking for GCSE

Mathematical Thinking for GCSE

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Discover ways to help GCSE students improve their mathematical thinking

Who can take part?

This is for teachers of KS4 who want to further understand mathematical thinking, and devise related practical classroom strategies. Participants will be expected to lead developments in their own department and so should have the opportunity and authority to do this effectively. The project also offers an entry point into developing mastery approaches, or could support a department already involved in the Teaching for Mastery Programme.

What is involved?

Exam boards often note that, when students come to GCSE examinations, AO2 and AO3 are frequently poorly addressed. This Work Group is designed to meet teachers’ needs in that it provides practical and theoretical elements to support the development of students’ mathematical thinking, whilst offering a manageable structure for collaborative CPD.

The Work Group is structured around four meetings, with school-based tasks to complete and reflect upon between each meeting. Day 1 is a full day (or equivalent), with Days 2, 3 and 4 being around 0.5 days of input.

What will you learn?

  • Your students will develop a range of strategies to allow them to get started on, and to think their way through, unfamiliar mathematical problems
  • You will develop your understanding of the role of reasoning and problem-solving in the curriculum
  • You will develop an effective repertoire of task types that give opportunities for mathematical thinking
  • You will be equipped to develop strategies and approaches to support mathematical thinking within your department

What is the cost?

The Mathematical Thinking for GCSE project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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Secondary Maths MAT Leads

Secondary Maths MAT Leads

Secondary Maths MAT Leads

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Support and development for those leading maths across multiple schools

Who can take part?

The project is for those who lead maths across multiple schools within a MAT, including at least one secondary school. This includes MAT maths leads who are continuing from 2021/22, and new participants. To better engage in the programme, participants are encouraged to have at least one school in a Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Group in 2022/23, but this is not essential.

What is involved?

Now in its second year, this project supports those who lead maths across multiple schools within a MAT. Participants will also develop their role as a leader of system change, curriculum change, and teacher professional development.

The programme involves three one-day face-to-face national workshops. Within these, the cohort will be split into new and continuing participants for some sessions, with other sessions for everyone. Participants will also carry out and evaluate their own improvement initiatives, both in and between sessions, and be part of a vibrant online community.

What will you learn?

  • You will promote and develop a shared vision for effective teaching and learning in maths
  • You will work with subject leaders across your MAT to lead and manage maths teaching effectively and to develop teaching for mastery approaches within your own department
  • You will understand the leadership and management skills required to effectively promote and develop teaching for mastery approaches within your schools
  • You will understand effective models of maths teacher professional development, the rationale for using them, and the evidence that supports them

What is the cost?

The Secondary Maths MAT Leads project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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Years 7 – 11 Coherence

Years 7 – 11 Coherence

Years 7 – 11 Coherence

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Explore approaches to key topics in KS3 and at GCSE

Who can take part?

Participants should be secondary school maths teachers. Individuals or ideally pairs of teachers from a department participate, and will work with other members of their department at appropriate points. The project also offers an entry point into developing mastery approaches, or could support a department already involved in the Teaching for Mastery Programme.

What is involved?

Feedback from teachers, along with GCSE exam analysis, indicates there are key areas of the curriculum that students find challenging. Work Groups in this project deconstruct and analyse these areas and devise effective approaches to them, to achieve a more coherent learning journey through the secondary years.

Work Groups will follow a workshop – school-based work cycle. Teachers will identify and analyse a key topic area, work collaboratively to develop pedagogical approaches to it, and evaluate and discuss it after teaching.

What will you learn?

  • Your students will gain a deeper understanding of the topic area being considered by the Work Group and the underlying maths
  • You will develop a deeper insight into the maths that underpins learning in a challenging topic, through unpicking and analysing the topic
  • You will identify misconceptions and plan a series of lessons to support students in the topic area
  • You and your department will unpick and analyse topics to inform collaborative planning and develop of schemes of work

What is the cost?

The Years 7-11 Coherence project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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SKTM– Secondary Non-specialist Teachers

SKTM– Secondary Non-specialist Teachers

SKTM– Secondary Non-specialist Teachers

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Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it.

SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING MATHEMATICS – SECONDARY (NON-SPECIALISTS) 

Kickstart your journey with an intensive course starting in June, finishing in September.

This project is designed to support non-specialist teachers teaching maths in a secondary school in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

Who can take part?

This programme is for non-specialist teachers of maths in state-funded schools who fit the following definition:

A non-specialist teacher of mathematics is ‘a teacher that is currently teaching some mathematics who has not undertaken initial teacher training (ITT) in mathematics’.

If there is sufficient space in the cohort, other teachers of maths who do not fit this definition but would benefit from this support may also participate.

What is involved?

The programme is aligned to the NCETM teaching for mastery pedagogy and is based on six key themes:

  1. Structure of the number system
  2. Operating on number
  3. Multiplicative reasoning
  4. Sequences and graphs
  5. Statistics and probability
  6. Geometry.

Participants will explore these themes, supported by an experienced secondary practitioner.

  • 6 blended sessions (one each half term) – whole days
  • Collaboration through the online Basecamp community
  • Try out aspects of the Work Group back in school and record your reflections
  • Contribute to the Maths Hub and NCETM final evaluation

What will you learn?

Participants will:

  • explore and increase their use of a range of pedagogic approaches consistent with teaching
    for mastery
  • increase their confidence in planning for progression in maths
  • improve their subject and curriculum knowledge of secondary maths with a particular emphasis
    on mathematical structures in key areas.

What is the cost?

The SKTM Secondary Non-specialists project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

DATES FOR JUNE ARE:

  • Tuesday 21st June 10:00am – 4:00pm, ONLINE
  • Tuesday 28th June 09:30am – 3:30pm, FACE-to-FACE, venue TBC
  • Tuesday 5th July 09:30am – 3:30pm, ONLINE
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SKTM– Secondary Early Career Teachers

SKTM– Secondary Early Career Teachers

SKTM– Secondary Early Career Teachers

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Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it

Who can take part?

Phase 1 Communities in this project are for those identified as Early Career Teachers – teachers in their first or second year of teaching. Phase 2 Communities are for those in the early part of their careers. They will have engaged with Phase 1 before engaging with this phase.

What is involved?

Two maths-specific subject knowledge projects are available to support secondary Early Career Teachers (ECTs) – one is for ECTs who have not yet participated in this project and one is for those who participated in 2021/22. Both projects offer high-quality subject knowledge and pedagogy maths support for ECTs, recognising the requirements of the ECF.

The communities formed as part of the project provide an opportunity for participants’ conversation to remain focused on the teaching of maths, with teachers at a similar stage of their career.

What will you learn?

  • Your students will be seen to elaborate when responding to questions, showing that their answer stems from a secure understanding
  • You will identify essential concepts, knowledge, skills within the topic area and provide opportunity for all students to learn and master these critical components
  • You will develop an understanding of approaches to assess students’ prior learning, so that learning sequences are planned to take this into account

What is the cost?

The SKTM Secondary Early Career Teachers Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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Years 5-8 Continuity

Years 5-8 Continuity

Years 5-8 Continuity

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Strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school

Who can take part?

This project is for both primary and secondary schools. It may be particularly suitable for linked ‘families’ of schools: primary, secondary, etc. A ‘family’ could be a secondary school and their associated (feeder) primary schools or groups of schools from within a MAT. Lead participants should be teachers of Years 5-8, ideally with some responsibility for curriculum development.

What is involved?

Work Groups in this project focus on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Participants will explore a selection of high-quality resources: Checkpoints, Multiplicative Reasoning and Algebraic Thinking materials.

A lesson study approach is encouraged where all participants focus on a particular aspect of the maths curriculum and work collaboratively to develop this in their schools. Cross-phase classroom observation and discussion of practice are encouraged wherever possible.

What will you learn?

  • Your pupils in KS2 and KS3 will demonstrate a positive attitude to maths
  • You will make common use of approaches, representations and language across phases
  • You will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the curriculum across KS2 and KS3 and the expectations of pupils at the end of each Key Stage
  • You and your cross-phase colleagues will collaborate on issues of curriculum and pedagogy as a normal part of your schools’ transition practice

What is the cost?

The Years 5-8 Continuity project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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Secondary Subject Leadership

Secondary Subject Leadership

Secondary Subject Leadership

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Professional development designed specifically for secondary heads of maths

Who can take part?

The project is for secondary heads of department/subject leaders, and is open to heads of department in schools already involved with Maths Hubs and to those who are not yet involved. In their first year of engagement with this project, participants will be part of a Work Group. In subsequent years they will be part of a Maths Hub-led subject leadership community.

What is involved?

Local Work Groups will follow a cycle of workshops followed by school-based tasks. Participants will support each other through the sharing of leadership strategies and practices. A vibrant professional learning community will be created through peer-to-peer discussions and expert input. Participants will also create an action plan for their department.

Much of the work will involve each individual department working on elements of their action plan and developing collaborative ways of working which support their professional development. As well as exploring the needs of their own department, participants will benefit from the expertise and experiences of the group of departments represented.

What will you learn?

  • You will promote and develop a shared vision, culture and set of principles for teaching and learning in maths
  • You will ensure coherence in the curriculum and provide support for teaching for mastery across the department
  • You and your department will establish collaborative ways of working to support ongoing developments
  • You will develop in your ability to lead change

What is the cost?

The Secondary Subject Leadership project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO ENABLE YOU TO INTRODUCE TEACHING FOR MASTERY ACCROSS YOUR MATHS DEPARTMENT

What is involved?

Secondary maths teachers whose schools want to introduce teaching for mastery can nominate two teachers (‘Mastery Advocates’) to join a Work Group. Mastery Advocates then form part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise, and receive bespoke support.

In a Teaching for Mastery Work Group, teachers collaborate with colleagues from local schools, and get support and guidance from a Local Leader of Maths Education (LLME). Participants also take away ideas to help students become more confident mathematicians, ready to tackle GCSEs and A levels, and begin to introduce and embed teaching for mastery.

Mastery Advocates

The fully funded programme enables you and another teacher from your school to become ‘Mastery Advocates’. Initially you will be part of a Work Group for a year. You will also get in-school support from a Mastery Specialist. Beyond the first year, you will continue to work with your local Maths Hub and take part in a Work Group as you embed mastery across your department.

This programme is for state-funded secondary schools in England. Mastery Advocates should be teachers with the commitment, experience and authority to lead developmental work across a maths department. The support of the Head of Maths, and the headteacher or a member of SLT, is also essential.

What is the cost?

The Secondary Teaching for Mastery – Development project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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