Challenging Topics at GCSE
This project focuses on participant teachers working together to ‘unpick’ (i.e. analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum) a challenging topic, developing insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term but also considering the implications for longer term curriculum design
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.
Secondary Maths and SEND
The project aims to develop a systematic and coherent approach to SEND provision as part of the whole school’s mastery curriculum. Key features of Teaching for Mastery and implications for SEND pupils will be explored.
It combines face-to-face training with structured in-school gap tasks, readings and activities.
Y5 - 8 Continuity
Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focussing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transitio as distinct from pastoral considerations. The Multiplicative Reasoning resources provide a mathematical focus to the work, although individual Work Groups will decide on their chosen topic