MATHEMATICAL THINKING FOR GCSE
A Work Group to deepen understanding of the subject knowledge and pedagogy related to the teaching and learning of mathematical reasoning
The Central Maths Hub is looking to identify up to 8 schools to be involved in each Work Group.
This is a free opportunity for secondary colleagues to work with schools from across the region. The Work Group will meet four times across the year, to test and evaluate reasoning activities, which will be tested through lesson study.
What does the project involve?
Two nominated teachers per school attend four afternoon sessions to trial and evaluate mathematical reasoning activities and resources.
During the sessions, colleagues will prepare for a lesson study trial in their own schools and agree and develop resources to deliver departmental training to support the approach.
In between the workshops, lead teachers work with their own departments to test and evaluate the impact of the reasoning activities, by trialling the lesson..
Outcomes and recommendations from the Work Group will contribute to the national research in this area.
What are the benefits for participating schools?
Participating in the Work Group is intended to provide the following benefits:
Who can apply?
The Work Group is intended for schools with Maths departments that are fully committed to developing mathematical thinking and reasoning skills. In particular, departments should be committed to and have the capacity for engaging fully in this development work during 2020-21.
The nominated lead teachers should be experienced leads and teachers who are keen to develop their own practice and to support their colleagues as well. They would be expected to work closely with the head of department in leading change in the department. (Note: The head of department could be one of the nominated teachers.)