Higher Maths in the GCSE classroom

Online series

Overview

Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) courses form a programme of innovative online courses, designed to enable teachers to develop their teaching with confidence in a convenient, stress-free way.

LOPD courses are delivered using a browser-based online classroom that allows participants to collaborate online in real time. The courses aim both to cover subject content common to all current specifications and to facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas. Rather than attending a one day course away from school or college, participants will use the internet to meet weekly online.

This course comprises four online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered to a small group of teachers allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion.

This course focuses on increasing classroom confidence with GCSE topics that are vital for students continuing into Core Maths, AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics study. It develops strategies and ideas for taking a piece of mathematics and extending it, exploring the sort of connections that deepen understanding, develop fluency and can be used immediately in their classrooms to support all students. There will be opportunities to consider how these concepts and resources could be embedded in professional practice and contribute towards the ambition and intent of the department's curriculum.

This course mirrors part of the suite of Raising Confidence courses aimed at teachers of GCSE mathematics. Participants will meet similar ideas as on the face to face courses, but with different activites and resources which can be used with students and shared with colleagues.

Aims

  • To share ideas and strategies for developing connections within your mathematics curriculum for all of your students
  • To provide support in developing your professional practice and that of departmental colleagues
  • To consider how your department can develop your curriculum in line with the 2019 Ofsted Framework

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who wish to improve their teaching of GCSE maths and/or the skills of their students, especially those hoping to raise student aspiration to study Maths beyond GCSE.

Content

Higher Mathematics in the GCSE classroom aims to provide strategies and ideas for teachers to deepen their students' understanding of higher mathematics topics, and to encourage them to study maths beyond GCSE.

Materials and Equipment

You will need access to a good internet connection, using Chrome or Firefox as a browser. You will need a headset with a microphone to engage with the live sessions and most courses also require a means of sharing handwritten maths, such as a mini-whiteboard and webcam, a visualiser or a graphics tablet. Full details of how to set these up can be found on our online classroom support page

Other Information

The order of topics may be subject to change.

Eligibility

All teachers are eligible for this course, however free places are available only to teachers in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Applications for free places will be checked to verify eligibility.

Teachers must ensure that they are able to attend the live sessions before applying for a place as our courses are subject to very high demand: please do not apply for a place if you will not be able to attend at least a majority of sessions. Further instances of our courses will be added to meet demand; if you are not able to attend a majority of the sessions in this course, you might like to consider completing our register of interest form and letting us know when would be better for you. 

Cost

This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England, otherwise the fee is £95.

Study Schedule

Date Session content
30 Sep Sequences
Focusing on sequences, with ideas for introducing them, developing understanding and explore their links to other areas of the curriculum.
07 Oct Rates of change
Exploring rates of change, with ideas for introducing the topic, developing understanding and using technology to support learning.
14 Oct Functions and proof
Exploring ideas and activities for enagaging students in functions and with proof.
21 Oct Using other resources
Looking at alternative resources for developing students' understanding.

This schedule may be subject to change. 

Key Facts

Event ref:

#7727

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Leadership, Curriculum planning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Online sessions:

4

Region:

National

Start date:

Wed 30th Sep 2020

Course times:

16:30 - 18:00

Fee:

Free for state-funded schools; £95 otherwise

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Queries?

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

LOPD Team
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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