Solent Teacher Network

It's turtles all the way down - how understanding of proof can support students moving from KS4 to KS5

Overview

Solent Maths Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of Mathematics of all Key Stages in the Southampton and Portsmouth area to collaborate and share practice. We meet termly and the programme will involve speaker led training events and informal discussions which will be decided on by local needs and participants input.

Content

In this session, we’ll tackle The Problem With Proof head-on, looking at why this is the key to successful progression in mathematics and how you can incorporate proof into all aspects of your GCSE teaching in a way that will support your students’ progress into post-16 study.

…but mostly we’ll be looking at lots of different examples of proof in action and taking the opportunity to refresh our enthusiasm for challenging mathematics.

Materials and Equipment

The AMSP uses Zoom, which is an online conferencing system that allows participants to collaborate in real time. It is easy to use and has features which enable a tutor and participants to communicate live on-line by using audio, video, instant messaging and, if needed, writing on a shared virtual whiteboard.

The session will be remote and will take place on the Zoom platform, as such you will need a laptop/desktop computer or other internet enabled device. 

We will set up the classroom and send you the link, via e-mail, before the session is due to start. 

Zoom is designed to be used on a variety of platforms but you will get the best experience via a desktop or laptop computer, running either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as the browser. Note: Internet Explorer and Edge are not suitable currently.

It is advised that you check the requirements to access the online classroom in advance of the live session that you will be attending. You can do this at any time. 

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

Key Facts

Event ref:

#8516

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Reasoning

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours

Region:

South

Venue:

Online

Date:

Wed 23rd Jun 2021

Course times:

16:15 - 17:45

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Queries?

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

Andy Oldman
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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