Developing Problem Solving at Yr 12 CPD Day
This workshop places the development of Problem Solving at the forefront of our practice, and considers why it is important, and how it is done well.
As teachers of maths we all teach problem solving, and we all know that it is hard to do well. It is abstract and therefore tough for many students (ranging across all of the already abstract areas of maths); it is essential, and yet it is easy to downplay it in our classroom in the battle to cover all the skills.
Problem solving permeates the exam papers under the new specifications, and so it is critical that we teach it well.
This course provides an efficient and effective way to enhance the development of problem solving skills in your classroom.
- To highlight the need for mathematical thought processes in students
- To provide teachers with the skills and strategies needed to effectively prepare their students for the problem solving requirements of the final examination
- To provide teachers with a plan for developing their most able students
- To encourage the use of a variety of problem solving activities in the classroom
- To introduce and assess a range of problem solving materials
Who will benefit from attending?
The course is aimed at both new and experienced teachers of Maths.
The course aims to give teachers a chance to reflect on their own approach to problem-solving in the classroom, share and appreciate best practice and implement it in their plans for future teaching.
0930 : Arrivals
1000 : Introductions. What does it feel like to students?
1030: Developing mathematical thinking.
1130 : Introducing problem solving into the Year 12 curriculum
1230 : Lunch
1330 : Sources of problems
1445 : Collaborative problem solving
1515 : Opening doors to admissions tests
1600 : End of day
Materials and Equipment
Bring a laptop
Priority will be given to teachers from state funded schools.
Please complete an application form if you are from a privately funded institution, and the organiser will let you know if there are places.
Frequently Asked Questions
The school does not have any parking spaces - but there is normally easy parking nearby. Please email the event organiser for details.
You approach the school on foot from the High Road, directly to the left of the new football stadium. Lilywhite House (where the school is) is clearly marked on the building.
Google maps gives the impression that the school can be accessed from Northumberland Park which is not correct.
A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics
Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning
Face-to-face Professional Development
London and South East
London Academy of Excellence, Tottenham,
780 High Road,
Mon 24th Jun 2019
10:00 - 16:00
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard