Online AfL: checking pupils' engagement, progress and understanding during live online maths lessons


In this short session, we will look at some top tips and useful strategies for checking pupils’ engagement and progress during your live online lessons.

They will be especially useful for KS3 & KS4 lessons, where you probably have 30 or more pupils in your virtual class.

In particular, we will look at a few different ways of replicating what normally happens in a maths classroom i.e. how you as a teacher walk around and check pupils’ work, intervening as appropriate (either individually or with the whole class) but without drawing attention to any one pupil and their mistakes. In other words, how to create a safe environment for pupils to make mistakes and/or admit to you (but not their peers) that they are stuck.

It doesn’t matter what teaching platform you are using – we’ll look at several, and we’ll also look at separate websites/apps which can complement your main platform.

The session will be held on Zoom.

THIS IS A REPEAT OF TUESDAY'S SESSION (EVENT 8130) - so only sign up for one!


  • To develop approaches to AfL in live online lessons
  • To explore software/websites/apps which help gather feedback about pupils' engagement and progress during a live online lesson

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers of KS3 and KS4 mathematics


THIS IS A REPEAT OF TUESDAY'S SESSION (EVENT 8130): the content is the same

Other Information

This session will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent nearer the time - please do not share this link with anyone else.


Free to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Use of technology

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1 hour

Online sessions:



North West


Wed 20th Jan 2021

Course times:

15:45 - 16:45



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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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