This project aims to support teachers to recognise opportunities to apply maths skills in science, and where skills in working scientifically can be taught or implemented in maths. By working together, maths and science leads and teachers will identify how to achieve both maths and science objectives symbiotically.
Who is this for?
Maths and science leads from primary schools
When and Where?
Day 1 – 15 January 2020 9am – 4pm
Day 2 – 25 March 2020 8.30am – 12.30pm
Day 3 – 3 June 2020 9am – 4pm
All sessions take place at:
Port Training services, Port Training Services, Quay Road, Blyth NE24 PA
What is involved?
Attending all 3 face to face days
Gap tasks to audit provision in school and develop classroom practice.
Contribution to the online communities.
Contribution to evaluations of impact of the programme.
To empower the teachers in school with the knowledge and skills to teach the mathematical elements of the science curriculum so that pupils understand and can use and apply those skills.
Improved subject knowledge, where needed
Effective planning and teaching of maths in a science context
Deeper appreciation of principles of mathematical pedagogy underpinning mathematical understanding
A deeper knowledge about which structures are appropriate to use and when
The establishment of a collaborative and supportive network, sustained through the use of an online community.
Teaching and/or leadership practice:
For leaders, an appreciation and understanding of the work of the Maths Hub and the impact on the planning, teaching and assessment of mathematics in science and maths
Improved mathematics pedagogy in the classrooms of these rural schools, with a particular focus on developing deeper understanding
Teachers and leaders will have an overview of the programmes of study matching the timings of content delivery across the maths and science departments.
Pupil achievement, attitudes, participation or experience:
All pupils will benefit from increased opportunities to explore maths in more depth in a science context
Pupils will be able to transfer skills across subject areas and contexts
KS2 performance will improve in both maths and science
Expectations of participants and their schools
Each school would send two participants: the maths lead and the science lead. All participants are expected to attend all the sessions and complete gap tasks in their schools between the sessions. They will also be asked to keep a learning log for their own use and contribute to the national evaluation process, probably through a short online survey after the Work Group has finished.
This programme is provided at no cost to the school.