Building Resilience In Your Maths Classroom



How can you help build resilience in your maths students? This afternoon session will look at which pedagogical approaches help to do this, and also what language and behaviours improve pupils' independence and resilience when tackling mathematical problems.


  • Understand why some pupils give up when tackling maths problems
  • Explore which pedagogical approaches help build resilience in learners
  • Understand how reinforcing a Growth Mindset can help build resilience in young learners

Who will benefit from attending?

This session would benefit any teachers of Key Stage 3 or 4 mathematics, whether they are NQTs or experienced teachers or Heads of Department, especially if they are noticing that pupils in their lessons "give up" or lack "stickability". Teaching Assistants working within maths departments will also find this session useful.

Materials and Equipment

Please bring along half a dozen GCSE past papers which you will use in the session.

Other Information

Any teacher or Teaching Assistant (of any subject) wishing to attend may do so, although this is aimed primarily at teachers of mathematics. 



Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

2 hours


North West


Hugh Baird College,
Balliol Rd,
L20 7EW


Mon 30th Mar 2020

Course times:

15:00 - 17:00

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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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