Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Secondary Early Career Teachers Work Group 21-22

This project is designed to support secondary early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support students in maths in the classroom.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

This programme is designed for secondary early career teachers (those in their first or second year of teaching).

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

At a local level, Work Groups will explore one of the following themes:

  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (structure of the number system)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (operating on number)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (multiplicative reasoning)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (sequences and graphs)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (statistics and probability)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (geometry).

Participants will work deeply on one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design. This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

Participants will:

  • plan and teach a carefully sequenced and coherent area of maths
  • appreciate the key ideas underpinning the area of maths being taught
  • understand key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery
  • understand approaches to assess students’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account
  • make appropriate use of representations to expose the structure of the maths being taught.

DATES AND LOCATION
Portland Spencer Conference Centre, Birchover Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4BW

Day one- 25/11/2021
Day two- 10/01/2022
Day three- 09/02/2022
Day four- 25/04/2022

COST

The Work Group is offered free to all state-funded secondary schools in England.

HOW TO APPLY

For a place on the 2021/22 Work Group please book here

COVID-19 RECOVERY

The ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak and knock on effects on schools life remain uncertain. So, all Maths Hubs work will adapt to changing realities. There’s likely to be more live online collaboration, for example. In addition Work Groups content will address both schools recovery from coronavirus related disruption and the central maths subject matter of each project.