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Mathematical Thinking and the new GCSE

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Harris Academy Greenwich

Middle Park Avenue

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SE9 5EQ

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This Work Group offers teachers and their departments nationally coordinated support to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment in the new GCSE.

Many departments will be considering not only the long-term development of these skills across KS3 and into KS4, but also the immediate needs of current KS4 pupils facing the challenges of the new GCSE. This Work Group aims to support both these aspects through professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches.

Participation also offers the opportunity to develop departmental professional development processes and produce longer-term improvement plans.

Who is it for?

All secondary schools wishing to begin or continue a programme of professional development to address the teaching and learning implications of the new curriculum and GCSE. Ideally, each school will send two members of department (at least one of whom is experienced and has some leadership responsibility) to maximise the impact of the professional development within the department.

This Work Group uses elements from last year’s KS3 Reasoning Work Group but also extends and develops approaches to the challenges of KS4. Teachers and departments who have participated in a previous Maths Hub KS3 Reasoning Work Group and wish to continue to collaborate on embedding practice further are welcome to join and work alongside teachers in the new Work Group.

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  • 3 x half-day, 1 x full day workshops focused on developing reasoning and problem-solving skills in all lessons

(Please note you will be expected to attend all 4 workshops to take part in this work group.)

The first session will take place at Harris Academy Greenwich on Friday 26th January 2018. The location of the further 3 dates will be decided based on participants please let us know if your school would like to host.

  • Friday 26th January 2018 - Workshop 1: Introduction and prep for gap task

  • 11:30 arrival and registration with the session running from 12:00-16:00

o Gap task 1 - inclusion of a Lesson study

  • March 2018 - Workshop 2: including feedback on gap task/LS

o Gap task 2 - inclusion of a Lesson study

  • May 2018 -Workshop 3: including feedback on gap task/LS

o Gap task 3 - inclusion of a lesson study

  • July 2018 - Workshop 4: evaluation of WG participation focusing on the impact of activities on pupils and the wider department

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