NW Online PD Pick 'n' Mix Network

Dealing with Cognitive Load in Maths


The NW Online PD Pick 'n' Mix Network is a series of themed sessions to support Maths Teachers. It will be ideal for any teachers including those who have recently started teaching, or just someone who wants some new teaching ideas. 

  • the Pick 'n' Mix design allows teachers to dip into as many or as few sessions as they like
  • there will be a strong emphasis throughout the sessions on pedagogy, problem-solving and technology


How does cognitive load thoery explain why some pupils sometimes struggle to learn maths?

And more importantly, what can we do about it?

In this session, you'll get to know a bit of the theory behind working memory and coginitve load, and you'll leave with a handful of strategies which you can implement in your classroom the very next day.

Materials and Equipment

This session will be held on Zoom. A registration link will be sent nearer the time - please do not share this link with anyone else.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


North West


Tue 20th Sep 2022

Course times:

16:15 - 17:45


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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Adrian Hall
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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