Teachers or departments keen to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment at GCSE are encouraged to take part in this project. Work Groups will explore professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. The activities themselves also offer a model for wider department engagement with professional development processes, and hence could provide the basis of an effective department improvement programme in this area.
The programme, which is free to attend, runs over 4 afternoons, 1pm – 4pm, with lunch available at 12.30pm. 29th January, 19th March, 30th April and 2nd July.
Who is this for?
All secondary maths departments and teachers wishing to begin or continue a programme of professional development to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics GCSE. The approaches attempt to address not only the longer development of these skills across all teaching but also the needs of current KS4 pupils as they approach GCSE.
In order to maximise the wider impact of the professional development across the department, it is suggested, where possible, that each school sends two members of department, at least one of whom is experienced and has some leadership responsibility within the department.
Work Group activity
Participant teachers, and their departments:
Expectations of participants and their schools
If you’re interested, what next?
Book your place via https://mathematicalthinking18.eventbrite.co.uk
Or if you have any questions about the programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the programme flyer HERE