Our nationally accredited professional development programmes support all teachers of GCSE mathematics by sharing best practice and by deepening understanding of the subject knowledge and pedagogy.

Bury Maths Cluster – in partnership with The Derby High School

Monday 26th April 4.00-5.00pm via Zoom – language and mathematics

Are you a secondary maths teacher at a school in Bury? Would you like the opportunity to discuss and work collaboratively with other maths teachers in Bury?

Join NW1 Maths Hub and our host school, The Derby High, for the Bury Maths Cluster meeting.

The theme is misconceptions with language and we will be using probability to examine language and it’s use in the teaching of mathematics.

Y5-Y8 Continuity Work Group

Bookings for this programme have closed for 2020/21.  Please register below for 2021/22.

The key aim of this programme is to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. If you are joining the programme after the first session, recordings and resources are available.

A key theme is multiplicative reasoning and content will include developing a deeper understanding of multiplicative structures, such as fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

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 is encouraged wherever possible. Participants are expected to consider ways to develop the approaches explored during the project with other staff in their schools.

 

 

 

Mathematical Thinking for GCSE – South Manchester (Programme 1)

Bookings for this programme have closed for 2020/21.  Please register below for 2021/22.

PROGRAMME 1: Online sessions and Didsbury High School (if possible)

The key aim of this programme is to support teachers in developing their understanding of mathematical thinking as it relates to problem-solving and reasoning, using practical task types to explore what it means for students to get better at mathematical thinking, and what this looks like in the classroom.

Exam boards often note that, when students come to GCSE exams, AO2 and AO3 are frequently poorly addressed. Through collaborative professional development, this programme will help teachers become better equipped to help all students develop their mathematical thinking.

Mathematical Thinking for GCSE – Bury (Programme 2)

Bookings for this programme have closed for 2020/21.  Please register below for 2021/22.

PROGRAMME 2: Online sessions and at The Derby High School, Bury (if possible)

The key aim of this programme is to support teachers in developing their understanding of mathematical thinking as it relates to problem-solving and reasoning, using practical task types to explore what it means for students to get better at mathematical thinking, and what this looks like in the classroom.

Exam boards often note that, when students come to GCSE exams, AO2 and AO3 are frequently poorly addressed. Through collaborative professional development, this programme will help teachers become better equipped to help all students develop their mathematical thinking.

Challenging Topics at GCSE

Bookings for this programme have closed for 2020/21.  Please register below for 2021/22.

This programme enables participant teachers to work together to ‘unpick’ (i.e. analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum) a challenging topic from GCSE Mathematics.

Participants will develop insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term, but also consider the implications for longer term curriculum design.

Workshops will provide opportunities for teachers to identify and analyse a key challenging topic area, to work collaboratively to develop pedagogical approaches to it, and to evaluate and discuss after teaching. There will be school-based tasks for participants to engage with between each meeting.

Mastery Development Work Groups

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This fully funded programme is for secondary schools who are looking to introduce and develop a Teaching for Mastery approach within their maths department.

Each school is invited to nominate two teachers as ‘Mastery Advocates’ to form part of a Work Group, which meets regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise.  Led by one of our experienced Secondary Mastery Specialists, you will learn the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery.

KS3/4 Problem Solving

NEXT SESSION 22nd April 2021 3.30-4.30pm

The main focus of this popular Problem Solving Work Group, led by Marisa Bartoli, Director of Mathematics, Laurus Trust, is to develop a large region wide network of subject specialists.  Working together collaboratively, participants will develop pedagogy, resources and materials that help colleagues develop deeper mathematical understanding for their students. The aim of the group is to improve the teaching on mathematics in the local area, providing theoretical background and training to be able to take the ideas discussed further.

Each year the group has a different focus, and this year it is introducing and developing trigonometry at Years 7 & 8, using unit circles to develop ideas of Pythagoras, and algebraic representation.