Developing Problem Solving and Reasoning Skills at KS3
National Collaborative Project
Developing mathematical reasoning is one of the key aims of both the new National Curriculum and the new GCSE, and is currently a focus for the national Maths Hubs Network. It is essential that schools develop students who are able to think mathematically and solve problems in a range of contexts. Students need to be able to articulate their reasoning in order to deepen their understanding of the mathematics and develop solutions to problems.
In 2013-14, the NCETM led a successful pilot project that examined multiplicative reasoning at KS3. The professional development model used was commended by the external evaluators. In 2015-16, the Maths Hubs Network built upon this project by establishing a National Collaborative Project to support schools that wanted to develop their approaches to supporting mathematical reasoning across their KS3 teaching. The first cohort of over 180 schools across the 35 Maths Hubs took part in Work Groups and because of the positive impact of the first year, many of these schools are continuing to work together for a second year as they embed approaches.
Maths Hubs are now keen to widen the opportunity for more schools to participate in the project and so are establishing Work Groups for a second cohort of schools.
Please click here for further information dates of the sessions and to apply.
We look forward to hearing from you,
The Central Maths Hub Team
Cohort 1 - TBC
Cohort 2 - TBC
Funded places available