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Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

Information and Application (2019-20)

In 2019/20, all Maths Hubs will be running primary mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups led by Mastery Specialists. This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach. Although the participation involves two teachers attending events outside of the school, it is expected that these two teachers lead development across the whole school. Each Maths Hub is now seeking to recruit schools for Work Groups, each involving six or seven schools. The pdf document attached  on this page gives information about the Work Groups and how schools can apply to be involved. The first round closing date is Friday 22 March 2019 when all applications received will be considered and places allocated. A second round with a later closing date will then be run for any unfilled places.


Core Maths Work Group

Venue: Wheatley Park School, Oxon

Dates: Mon 12 Nov + Mon 14 Jan + Thurs 28 March + Mon 10 June

Timings: 2-5pm

Work Group Lead: Lesley Swarbrick

The success of Core Maths depends in part on the growth of the pool of teachers, schools and colleges with the necessary expertise, experience and enthusiasm to teach it.  This project, run collaboratively by the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), will contribute to the wider national effort to grow that pool, and embed Core Maths confidence and culture within school and college maths departments.

 

The Trouble with Fractions – Challenging Topics at GCSE

Venue: Burnham Park Hall, Slough

Dates: Fri 11 Jan + Fri 8 Feb + Fri 15 March + Fri 10 May

Timings: 1-4pm

Work Group Lead: Dr. Fiona Curtis

The Work Group will focus on fractions, establishing what the issues are and what the common misconceptions are, how these might be addressed through activities and questioning which promote deeper thinking and how teaching in KS3 might be modified or utilised to improve understanding for this topic in KS4

Exploring Variation at KS4

Dates: 5th Nov + 3rd Dec (half-day) + 22nd April (half-day)    Venue: Tring School

A work group for teachers to develop the skills of variation and the confidence to use different types of questions; standard, non-standard, conceptual, what it is, what it is not… All of these help to solidify student understanding as well as addressing misconceptions.

To book: https://bbomathshub.org.uk/events/gcse-exploring-variation-ks4-tring/

Representation Techniques at KS4

Dates: 6th November + 26th February    Venue: Holiday Inn, Reading Jct10 M4

Visual representation allows students to access, break down and understand complex GCSE word problems.  These techniques can also be used to develop an understanding of many areas of mathematics from number structures to solving equations and completing the square.  They are effective at all levels of secondary school in terms of developing an understanding of mathematics. The aim of this work group is to train secondary teachers in the use of array and bar models to a standard so that representation devices can be used confidently in lessons and shared with colleagues.

To book: https://bbomathshub.org.uk/events/representation-techniques-ks4-reading/

Problem Solving & Reasoning at KS4

Date: 6th November + 2 half-day sessions    Venue: UTC, Oxford

This Work Group offers teachers and their departments nationally coordinated support to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment in the new GCSE.

To book: https://bbomathshub.org.uk/events/gcse-mathematical-thinking-problem-solving-reasoning-oxon/

Yr 5-8 Continuity Work Group

Dates Oxford: 5th Nov + 1st March + 14th June    Dates Bracknell Forest: 16th Nov +  8th March + 21st June

Teachers from different phases will work together in this Work Group, to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3, with the overall aim of improving continuity of learning by pupils in the four years between Years 5 and 8. Participants will focus on multiplicative reasoning and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity.

To book: www.bbomathshub.org.uk

Core Maths Work Group

Venue: Wheatley Park School, Oxon    Dates: 12th Nov + 14th Jan + 28th March + 10th June

The success of Core Maths depends in part on the growth of the pool of teachers, schools and colleges with the necessary expertise, experience and enthusiasm to teach it.  This project, run collaboratively by the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), will contribute to the wider national effort to grow that pool, and embed Core Maths confidence and culture within school and college maths departments.

 

 

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