The linear A level requires that the use of technology ‘permeates’ the study of mathematics. This Work Group, run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), will explore practical approaches for integrating technology in the A level Mathematics (or Further Mathematics) curriculum. Participants will explore where, when and how to use technology to enhance students’ learning, understanding and experience, and will develop their own technology skills. The underlying theme of each Work Group is to develop participants as technology champions in their own departments.
Who is this for?
Teachers of A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics or Core Maths, and especially those wishing to develop the use of technology in A level teaching with others in their department. This project is not designed to focus on developing new technology skills for beginners from scratch.
What is involved?
Through three face-to-face Work Group meeting days (or equivalent), participating teachers will develop their practice to further embed the appropriate and effective use of technology in the study of the linear A level Mathematics, and to champion the use of technology within their own mathematics department.
Participant teachers will increase their confidence to further develop their own technology skills and further embed the appropriate and effective use of technology in their lessons. Colleagues in the participant teachers’ schools will benefit from this increased confidence and knowledge through the technology champion role.
The opportunities to use technology within CPD for maths teachers at participant schools will also be enhanced through the technology champion role. As a result of these developments, students in participant schools will, through increased and improved use of technology, develop improved conceptual understanding and engagement with mathematics.
Expectations of participants and their schools
Attend face to face Work Group meetings amounting to three days (or equivalent). This could be three full days, six half-days or a series of twilights dependent on the local hub Work Group model.
Partake in further in-school activity, for example, trialling teaching approaches or further departmental professional development.
Contribute to Work Group evaluation processes.
This programme is provided at no cost to the school.
Dates are yet to be confirmed, however to express interest in the Supporting Core Maths programme please contact email@example.com