Exeter Teacher Network

A New Way to Teach Quadratics


Exeter Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of maths to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet termly and the programme is mainly speaker-led training events and may include informal sessions.


In December 2019, a news article emerged detailing a "new way to teach quadratics" that could revolutionise the way the topic is taught in schools.

In this meeting we will find out what that method is, how it works and whether there is any reason to be using it in the classroom. We will also discuss the pros and cons of different approaches to solving quadratics and hopefully challenge ingrained habits.

Plus, probably, a bit of paper folding and the odd puzzle or two.


This meeting will be led by Ieuan Pearse - Assistant Hub Lead for the Boolean Maths Hub leading CPD workgroups for teachers specialising in A Level Maths, Further Maths and Core Maths.

Ieuan has taught Maths at Bristol Cathedral Choir School for 10 years and is Lead Practitioner for Mathematics across the Cathedral Schools Trust.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, Core Maths

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Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


Rougemont House,
Castle Street,


Tue 17th Mar 2020

Course times:

17:00 - 18:30


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

Tom Rainbow
[email protected]
07366 146750

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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