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Mathematical Thinking

The KS4 Programme of Study states that students should develop mathematical fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem-solving. The focus of this Work Group is to support teachers in developing their understanding of mathematical thinking using practical tasks, that can be used directly in the classroom, to explore what it means for students to get better at mathematical thinking and what this looks like in the classroom.

The Work Group will offer teachers support so that they are better equipped to help all students develop their mathematical thinking, ultimately preparing them for the challenges of the GCSE and beyond.

This group is free for all teachers and school involved.

Feedback from participants: 

‘They [pupils] are more prepared to talk about maths and their reasoning which in turn enable me to help them link different topic areas, but misconceptions and help them achieve a deeper understanding.’ 

‘I have already disseminated the training to colleagues and, as a department, we aim to include at least one of these types of tasks in every lesson next year (we have completed this year’s teaching) with the aim of breaking down the barriers that learners perceive in their ability to tackle the longer form of GCSE questions (particularly those that link topics).’ 

What’s Involved?

This group will meet 6 times over the year through a blended approach of online and face to face sessions.  The timings of these can be adapted to meet the needs of the group but are currently planned to be offered as later afternoon/twilight sessions.

Please contact if you would like to speak to a member of our team for more information.

This Work Group is now closed. 

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