During the past academic year, the AMSP and Maths Hubs have worked in collaboration on three Level 3 Work Groups: Supporting Core Maths, Embedding A level Technology and Developing A level Pedagogy. The Work Groups have supported hundreds of teachers nationally, offering the opportunity to work in local collaborative groups whilst trying out new ideas in their own classroom. Areas covered have included exploring pedagogy, research, classroom practice, the use of technology and sharing resources, but Work Groups also offer the flexibility to explore a relevant interest for that group.
Feedback from this year’s Work Groups:
- “Participants were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and willing to share their experiences to support other members of the work group. All participants benefited as a result.”
- “It has been very helpful to be able to go off on a tangent when people become interested in a particular aspect of an area which we are discussing. It has been very helpful to have a shared drop box to share resources.”
- “The teachers of other subjects commented that their students who also did Core Maths were much more confident and proficient at the Maths content of their courses.”
- “Developing young teachers and seeing them grow in confidence is an absolute privilege to provide”
Next year this programme is being expanded, and there are more opportunities available to join Work Groups in this region. Each Maths Hub offering two of the following three Work Groups:
Supporting Core Maths – This project provides support for departments offering Core Maths. It enables teachers to develop robust teaching approaches through collaboration and effective use of existing resources. Participants will gain understanding of the philosophy of Core Maths – with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving – and will appreciate the different Core Maths courses.
Embedding Technology (in level 3 maths teaching) – It offers national support for the effective embedding of technology in the teaching of Level 3 Mathematics (Core Maths, A level Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics). This support is designed to enhance teaching in order to develop students’ conceptual understanding. Participants are also developed as technology champions in their own school or college.
Developing Pedagogy (in A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics teaching) – This project provides support for developing the quality of teaching in response to the demands of the new specifications for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Work Groups in this project aim to develop knowledge of content and requirements of the new A levels and understand the purpose of the overarching themes.
Interested? Register now with your local Maths Hub so that they can contact you with further details in the autumn term.
|Maths Hub||Supporting Core Maths||Embedding Technology||Developing Pedagogy||Hub contact|
|London North East||Yes||Yes|
|London Central and NW||Yes||Yes|
|London Central and West||Yes||Yes|
|London South West||Yes|
|London South East||Yes|
|Kent and Medway||Yes||Yes||Yes|
To find out which Maths Hub you are near all you need is your school postcode and use the search tool at Find My Maths Hub. (Note: this may not work on all devices and browsers.)
There is also this flyer with more information on the Maths Hubs Secondary and Post 16 Work Groups.