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
This is a free opportunity for Secondary colleagues in Birmingham, Sandwell and Dudley.
What does the project involve?
The Mathematical Thinking for GCSE Work Group is for secondary maths teachers looking for practical and theoretical elements to address their students’ GCSE attainment. The stated aims of the KS4 Programme of Study are that, through working on the content, students should develop mathematical fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. While mathematical thinking is a key feature of all of these, the focus of this Work Group 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, be it face to face or online.
What is involved?
Exam boards often note that, when students come to GCSE exams, AO2 and AO3 are frequently poorly addressed. This Work Group is designed to:
* offer teachers support so that they are better equipped to help all students develop their mathematical thinking, ultimately preparing them for the challenges of the GCSE and beyond
* support teachers in understanding and using participation in a Work Group as the basis of collaborative continued professional development for themselves and within their department.
Participants and their schools will:
What is the cost?
The Mathematical Thinking for GCSE project is funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.