Mathematical Thinking for the New GCSE

Mathematical Thinking for the New GCSE

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A programme for Secondary Maths teachers and their departments aimed at addressing the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the GCSE Maths curriculum and its assessment. The Work Group will focus on the long term development of skills across KS3 & KS4, and the immediate needs of current KS4 students facing the challenges of GCSE Maths. The Work Group consists of 4 sessions and will include resources being developed for the classroom and activities to trial in departments between sessions.

Session One: 4 December 2019, Holiday Inn, Guildford, 9am - 1pm

Introduction to programme, Generic Structures

Session Two: 5th February 2020, Guildford County School, 2pm - 5pm,

Reflection, Chains of reasoning

Session Three: 1st April, 2020, Guildford County School, 2pm - 5pm

Reflection, Withholding information

(TBC) Session Four : 11th June 2020, Holiday Inn, Guildford, 9am - 3pm

Reflection, Professional Learning, Evaluation

Participating teachers will gain a deeper understanding and confidence in approaches that develop Mathematical Thinking. Departments will have the opportunity to develop and embed practice for sustained long term progress. Students will be better prepared for their GCSE exams.

** 2 members of teaching staff from each participating school are required to attend all 4 sessions and conduct activities with their departments.

All attendees are required to provide an NCETM User Name. If you haven't already, please obtain one by visiting NCETM Join

NB. As with all our Free or Funded Maths Hub Work Groups and programmes, we are funded by the Department for Education and therefore have to prioritise State Funded schools. If spaces are still available we are able to offer these to Independent schools, however we will need to charge fees and these will be advised separately.