West Midlands Teacher Network

Use of Double Sided Counters in Secondary Teaching


The West Midlands Mathematics Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We usually meet termly and the programme is mainly speaker-led training events. We try to provide meetings that look at pertinent issues that have an impact on the West Midlands area.


This session, lead by Christine Watson, explores the use of double-sided counters in secondary maths.

Delegates will have hands-on experience of using the counters to develop understanding in a range of mathematical areas across KS3 and KS4 in number, geometry and algebra.

The previous meeting focused on the use of Cuisenaire rods; this session follows on but prior attendance is not essential.

Christine is an AMSP Area Coordinator and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester.  She has taught mathematics across the West Midlands and was Secondary Mathematics Advisor for Worcestershire.  She has worked with a number of national bodies including the FMSP, NCETM and IMA.  She leads professional developments nationally and is an NCETM PD Accredited Lead.  She is currently involved in both Initial Teacher Education and the University of Worcester’s School Improvement offer.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, 11-16 maths, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

2 hours


Samuel Johnson Building, Walsall Campus,
University of Wolverhampton,
Gorway Road,
West Midlands,


Thu 11th Apr 2019

Course times:

16:30 - 18:30


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

Liz Price
[email protected]
07964 342605

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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