NW Online PD Pick 'n' Mix Network

Problem Solving Approaches for GCSE


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


This session will explore how teachers can use different strategies to support KS3 & GCSE students to confidently tackle unfamiliar mathematical problems.

We will look at task design and resources, as well as teachers’ use of heuristics, modelling and worked examples - all with the aim of improving pupils’ metacognitive skills and resilience in answering problem-solving questions.

By the end of the session, you should be able to take awat a number of strategies in how to model and support students' problem solving skills in your classroom.


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

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


North West


Thu 6th Oct 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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