Monthly Archives: January 2018

Mathematics lesson design and structure for Y7 teachers

admin   January 26, 2018   Comments Off

NW Maths Hub 3 will be offering the following training programme: Mathematics lesson design and structure for Y7 teachers

To take place on: Wednesday 21st February, 9.00-3.30pm at The World of Glass, St Helens.

Aims of the session:

  • Building with reasoning and bridging the gap to ensure depth and understanding
  • Supporting teachers with long term planning and short term panning ensuring depth coverage and progression.
  • Using the CPA approach to develop a deeper understanding.

Cost of the training: £150.00 per delegate for full day training including all course materials, light lunch and refreshments.

Target Audience: New and experienced year 7 teachers and support staff and KS3 Transitional leads.

Tara Loughran will deliver the session, Tara has extensive experience in schools for leading improvement and change in mathematics. She has provided high quality training for the St Helens TSA since becoming at teaching school in 2013; she has inspired lots of teachers and support staff to take her ideas back to the classroom with significant impact. Tara represents NW Maths Hub 3 across the North West.

To reserve a place on any of the training please contact: Sarah Makin sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk or Paula Foster paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

Y10 Maths Feasts 2018

admin   January 26, 2018   Comments Off

Dear Colleagues,

Book your places for Y10 Maths Feasts 2018 

Remember to apply for this amazing Year 10 Team Competition via our webpage: www.furthermaths.org.uk/maths-feast.

Places are going fast and we will soon be accepting additional teams from schools who have requested them, please book early to avoid disappointment.

It is open to teams of four Year 10 students, there are over 80 events to choose from and all the details are on our webpage, including resources from previous years and practice materials.

Local Events include:

Oldham Sixth Form College – 5th March

University of Manchester – 6th March

University of Manchester – 7th March

Connell College – 26th March

Further Information

The competition is organised by the Further Mathematics Support Programme and is free to schools/colleges registered with the FMSP. Schools can register with the FMSP at any time by going to Registration.

The students said:

“The best round was relay, I enjoyed the pace and structure of it!”

“Four in a row was fun and fast paced. Had to work together and rely on teammates”

“All the rounds were enjoyable and challenging”

The Year 10 Maths Feast is an enjoyable and challenging team competition testing mathematical, team-working and communication skills. Each year the format of the competition changes slightly so that the rounds remain interesting and exciting.

Information about the Feasts

There are no heats or finals so participants can take the materials back to their schools and use them for other students in their classes to enrich and extend their learning. Perhaps the best way of using these materials is to ask participating students to run the rounds with their classes!

Each team consists of four students in Year 10 working together on a set of problems. They must be accompanied by a member of staff, whose role is to supervise a team from a different school and mark rounds with the answers provided.

There are several rounds requiring different skills and strategies for success.

  • Each event lasts approximately 2-3 hours. This may vary slightly between venues
  • Students are encouraged to work as a team or in pairs and only occasionally as individuals
  • Questions include both recreational mathematics and some of a more traditional nature
  • Calculators and equipment such as rulers and protractors are not permitted
  • Awards will be given for best teamwork and the winning team of each round.

We have designed the Maths Feast to support students in developing their problem solving skills. For this reason we are not giving details of the rounds in this Feast although practice materials are available to schools to use if they wish.

The most important skills we want students to demonstrate in the Feast are those of team work, communication, reacting positively to a new situation and applying previous knowledge to solve problems – Good luck

Mathematical lesson design training programme Y1-7

admin   January 17, 2018   Comments Off

NW Maths Hub 3 will be offering the following training programme: Mathematics lesson design and structure. Further details here: Maths lesson design spring 2018

Aims of the session:

  • Supporting teachers with long term planning and short term panning ensuring depth coverage and progression.
  • Ensure staff are teaching the 3 aims of the National Curriculum, using the CPA approach to develop a deeper understanding.
  • During the session staff will have the opportunity to create a sequence of learning from the model to build a golden thread of thinking including tackling differentiation in a mastery context.
  • Staff will also receive 1 complete unit of work that can be taught in the spring term from ‘The mathematical toolkit’.

Year group training will take place: Year 1-7; starting on 25th January 2018- Year 6.

To reserve a place on any of the training please contact: Sarah Makin sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk or Paula Foster paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

 

Maths Hub NW3 China/England Exchange Teaching for Mastery Showcase Event

admin   January 16, 2018   Comments Off

Maths Hub NW3

China/England Exchange

Teaching for Mastery Showcase Event

 As part of the National Maths Hubs programme, funded by DfE and coordinated by NCETM , you are invited to take part in an exciting opportunity to observe Teaching for Mastery in action.

There will be 2 showcase events where you will be able to discuss and observe a mathematics lesson, delivered by a visiting teacher from Shanghai, based on the 5 big ideas behind Teaching for Mastery.

Dates:

Thursday 25th January 2018 Key Stage 1: 9.15am (for 9.30am start) – 11am

Thursday 25th January 2018  Key Stage 2: 1.30pm (for 1.45pm start) – 3pm

Venue:  Huyton with Roby CE Primary School

Rupert Street, Huyton, Knowsley, Liverpool, L36 9TF

Please note that parking will be on nearby car parks as the school car park will be full to capacity – details will be provided with your confirmation email

Places are free of charge and are limited to 1 KS1 place and 1 KS2 place per school

Please contact Sarah Makin sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk to secure your place.