Ranelagh Teacher Network

Building Resilience in your Mathematics Classroom


Ranelagh Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of 11-16 and A level Mathematics to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet termly and the programme is planned by teacher request. The meetings will be a mixture of formal and informal training events


  • 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.


How can you help build resilience in your maths students? 

This session will be lead by Adrian Hall, who works for the AMSP in the North West, and will look at which pedagogical approaches help to build resilience and independence when tackling mathematical problems. We will also look at what language and behaviours help pupils to achieve this.

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

You will need a pen/pencil and some paper (and maybe a calculator!).

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

You will receive a link 15 minutes 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.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Leadership, Curriculum planning

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

90 minutes


Wed 27th Jan 2021

Course times:

16:15 - 17:45


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

Yvonne Scott
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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