This is a Research and Innovation Work Group (RIWG) designed to meet a need identified locally. It is well known that many students struggle with the demands of A Level Maths, particularly early in the course. This Work Group intends to look at the issues contributing to this and find workable solutions with input from both 11-16 schools and colleges.
Do you want to make real, sustainable changes in your Core Maths Classroom?
Do you want to share, swap, steal and borrow excellent resources and teaching tips from like-minded colleagues?
Do you want high quality CPD that you can actually put into practice?
This programme provides national support for the effective development of pedagogy in the teaching of A level Mathematics to enhance the quality of teaching and the conceptual understanding of students.
The aim is to develop and sustain regional communities of practice involving collaboration between teachers. The focus is on developing pedagogy in A level Maths teaching, and developing participants as leaders of A level teaching professional development in their own school or college. This programme is run in conjunction with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).
Starts 17th November
This programme provides opportunities for participants to analyse and unpick the difficulties Foundation students encounter learning mathematics. We will look at how context and the strategies that students naturally bring to solve problems in context, can help learners see connections in the GCSE curriculum and so reduce the burden on memorising procedures.
The programme builds on research funded by The Nuffield Foundation into how the Realistic Maths Education (RME) approach developed in The Netherlands, can be used to enhance achievement and engagement for post-16 GCSE students by setting problems in real life type contexts.