What is the cost?
FREE - the project is fully funded
by Central Maths Hub so is free to
participating schools in Birmingham, Dudley and Sandwell.
This Work Group aims to deepen students’ understanding of maths by using strategies for oracy to develop students' reasoning skills and to support them in making connections with mathematical structure.
Central to the Work Group is establishing a community of practice, aiming to answer the research question: ‘How can Oracy deepen students' mathematical reasoning?’ This Work Group will consider pedagogical strategies, that participants will commit to experimenting with, and the impact that the specific pedagogy of Oracy can have on students’ mathematical thinking and securing understanding.
Who is this for?
Between each session below, participants will be given inter-sessional tasks; these are given in order to collect evidence to answer the research question: ‘How can Oracy deepen students' mathematical reasoning?’
Session 1 – this session will introduce the meaning of oracy and will allow secondary colleagues to learn from a primary specialist on how oracy is introduced in primary schools; this will lead to discussion on how secondary schools can ensure continuity in their pupils’ maths journeys. The research question and how it will be answered will be introduced in this session.
Session 2 – This session will introduce a range of potential activities tasks that participants can use in their classrooms. Each participant will choose a task to particularly focus on to try to answer the work group’s research question, along with a target group of pupils.
Session 3 – In addition to hearing the experience of the other participants so far, this session will look at consistency of language through the key stages to try and help pupils experience a more coherent journey through school maths, and will consider strategies to develop this.
Session 4 – Participants will present their findings of the research question and present recommendations to each other.
The Central Maths Hub, coordinated by the NCETM and part of the National Maths Hubs network works in partnership with local schools, colleges, Universities, CPD providers, maths experts and employers to drive improvement in maths education. This is facilitated through funded professional development opportunities and national collaborative projects known as Work Groups, which meet the DfE standards for teacher development.
If you are involved in maths education in the areas of Birmingham, Sandwell or Dudley, then you are already part of our hub.
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