Rebuilding Resilience In Your Maths Classroom



How can you help build resilience in your maths students? And, in particular, how can you do this post-lockdown?

This twilight 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.

Ideally, you will have attended the "prologue" session on 30th June before attending this one, but it is not essential. That session can be booked here:

This session will be repeated 3 more times:



  • Understand why some pupils give up when tackling maths problems
  • Explore which pedagogical approaches help build resilience in learners
  • Understand how specific use of language 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. Teaching Assistants working within maths departments will also find this session useful

Materials and Equipment

It would be useful for you to have access to some old GCSE past papers (printed out, ideally) to look at (and scribble on) in the session.

Other Information

We will meet online via the "Big Blue Button" conferencing software. 

You will receive a link half an hour before the meeting and this will take you to the meeting browser (please do not pass this link on to anyone else).

There is no need to download any software beforehand: BBB is designed to be used on a variety of platforms (including most smartphones) but you will get the best experience via a desktop or laptop computer, running either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as the browser. 

You will need a webcam, microphone and headphones/speakers to take engage fully.


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

Study Schedule

This is the main session, following the prologue in June:

This session will be repeated three more times:

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

2 hours

Online sessions:



North West


Wed 16th Sep 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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