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UK Maths Education Bloggers (Version 2.1) for #mathscpdchat

Originally posted on The Echo Chamber:
I realise it’s not long since the last version of this list, but #mathscpdchat tonight is about bloggers so I thought I’d do an update. The following blogs are written by UK education bloggers who…

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Why teaching A-level is the best preparation for teaching A-level

Originally posted on The Chalkface blog:
I thought I understood A-level Maths until I started teaching it.  As @magicalmaths tweeted the other day, we learn some of what we see or read and rather more of what we discuss or…

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Counters in a Cup (Help them stay on task)

In my NQT year, I was privileged to have the opportunity to meet with a teacher called Laura who was fantastic at groupwork. My head of department used to work at her school and felt that I could learn a … Continue reading

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Training my pupils

Rule number 1: Get them to listen to you. There are lots of times in a lesson where my pupils need to make the transition from working on a task to focusing on me. Today, I overheard a conversation between … Continue reading

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A Math Inquiry With Attitude

Originally posted on Inquire Within:
One of my concerns is that math in my classroom is not as inquiry based as I would like it to be.  My students and I just began a unit on Geometry.  I gave the…

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Don’t practise until you get it right. Practise until you can’t get it wrong.

We (the maths department) have a decent scheme of work. We get very good results (about 90% A*-C). It’s not broken, but we’re not satisfied. We’re not happy with the spiral approach. They ‘learn’ every year and many of them … Continue reading

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Here’s what we do now

Last Summer, I rewrote our KS3 scheme of work. I made a snazzy spreadsheet that told teachers when they should be teaching each topic, the topic title hyperlinked to an objective ticksheet for pupils and I built in a few … Continue reading

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