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Maths Hub Activities

 

Secondary Conference

The North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub along with both the Central, Salop and Herefordshire Maths Hubs would like to invite you to our joint summer conference at Villa Park Stadium, Birmingham.  We have key note speeches from Don Steward from Median (which is an extensive collection of rich resources for the classroom), Ems Lord NRICH Director and Pete Griffin NCETM Assistant Director. We will also be running workshops based around problem solving and reasoning.

The conference would suit mathematics subject leaders or those with responsibility for mathematics. We will also welcome teachers and teaching assistants of mathematics. Please see the flyer for more details.

 A Level Problem Solving

Following the success of the first meeting, we are offering a second free A level Mathematics course on 4th July 2017 for teachers to explore how the Underground Mathematics online resources support the overarching themes in the new mathematics A level: proof, problem solving and modelling.

Follow the links below to the underground mathematics webpage for further details and the online application form. 

http://tinyurl.com/um1617application 

http://www.mei.org.uk/underground-mathematics

Raising Participation of Girls in Mathematics - Post 16

Join us at the University of Cambridge for this free full-day event for Y12 girls, designed to give a stimulating introduction to advanced mathematical problem-solving, and encourage more girls to consider studying Mathematics at university. The event will support students to develop their mathematical thinking and confidence in tackling challenging problems. The day will include morning and afternoon interactive problem-solving workshops, delivered by NRICH and Underground Mathematics, and talks giving an accessible insight into some of the exciting areas of mathematics encountered at university. The day will also include a parallel information and CPD opportunity for accompanying teachers, exploring the free online A-level Mathematics and STEP preparation resources offered by the University of Cambridge. Thanks to funding from the University of Cambridge Widening Participation Project Fund, we have a limited number of small grants available to help contribute to travel costs and/or teacher cover. (Please note only non-selective state schools/colleges/academies are eligible to apply for these grants). For more information and to book places please see http://maths.org/LMSGirlsMathematics2017

 Brix TeachMeet

Through the North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub, Brix will be facilitating a TeachMeet on the maths A level reforms. Our event will include: 

  • Practical tips on how to approach the new material, including handling large data sets
  • Hearing from colleagues, who will give short talks on how to teach problem-solving skills
  • An independent comparison of the different exam boards and what each one can offer
  • Comparing old and new style exam questions , and considering how this will impact classroom teaching
  • Exploring how technology can help smooth the transition and support students

 Please see full details and the booking form attached. 

Primary Teaching For Mastery Work Groups

If you are interested in taking part in the next cohort of the primary teaching for mastery work group, please complete and return the expression of interest form.

                                FMSP CPD Opportunities

Use of Technology in the New A-level. A one day course for teachers preparing to teach the new A level mathematics specifications from September 2017. Please see the flyer for further details and a link to the on-line booking form. 

Preparing to teach mechanics. A one day course for teachers preparing to teach the mechanics content of the new A level mathematics from September 2017. Please see the flyer for further information and a link to the on-line booking form.

Teaching A level for Beginners (for New 2017 Specs). This CPD event is intended to help teachers who are NEW to teaching A level Maths or those with very limited (only one or two years) experience. Please see flyer for further details and a link to the on-line booking form.

 

                      A Student-Teacher Problem Solving Conference 

Hosted by Painsley Catholic College, with the support of The North-Mids & Peaks Hub, This event is ideal for Year 12 students who are thinking of applying to study mathematics, engineering or related university courses who wish to develop deeper mathematical problem-solving skills.

Students are welcome to attend alone (with school permission and agreement of parents / guardians), or  teachers can attend with their students and will have the opportunity to work on problems and learn about potential sources of problems.

To book places, please go to:

http://bit.ly/22March2017

 

                           Numicon Resources and Work Group 

North Mids and Peaks are offering schools an opportunity to attend a free full day workshop run by Numicon. This workgroup is suitable for year 6 and year 7 teachers of lower ability students. In Year 1 we require both a teacher and teaching assistant or HLTA who will work with students and commit to attend the first days training and two subsequent half-day workshops. In Year 2 these schools will be used as a peer mentor school for other schools and provide CPD to schools on using manipulatives to close the gap.

In exchange, for full participation in both year 1 and year 2 and on the completion of an initial, mid and end point evaluations for the project, schools will receive a Numicon essential resource pack worth approximately £2,500.00. Click here for more information and here to book.

Underground Mathematics: Resources to address the requirements of the new A level

We still have places left for a free course for A level Mathematics teachers to explore how the Underground Mathematics online resources support the overarching themes in the new mathematics A level: proof, problem solving and modelling. It takes place at Stoke Sixth Form College on 11th February and Painsley Catholic College on 4th July.

Latest newsletter

Find out the latest happenings in the North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub by reading issue 9 of our newsletter. We have a report on the Shanghai Teacher Exchange, mastery at secondary level, post-16 CMSP and FMSP CPD and a whole host of other hub activities.  

 

Mathematics Mastery at Secondary

We would like to invite secondary schools in the North Mids and Peaks area to attend an initial FREE taster Mathematics Mastery workshop. The workshop will include hands on demonstrations by representatives of Mathematics Mastery on the exciting and transformative approaches that you can use to develop the teaching of mathematics in your school. We ask that someone with curriculum responsibility for maths attend the initial event along with another maths teacher who will attend all subsequent workgroups and is capable of giving feed back to their department. The hub is also willing to part fund two schools to work with Maths Mastery for one year whilst attending this course.

Please see the event flyer and the registration form. More information can be found at their website: http://www.mathematicsmastery.org/.

 


Secondary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Group

In 2016/17 all Maths Hubs are participating in a national collaborative project addressing secondary mathematics teaching for mastery. As part of this project, Secondary Mastery Specialists will be offering support to schools across each hub area interested in developing teaching for mastery approaches in their departments.

They will do this by setting up and leading a Work Group which models the approaches of a teacher research group. If you are interested in this high quality CPD, please find out more on our information and expression of interest form.


Shanghai Teacher Exchange- Lesson Observation Opportunity

Shanghai sits on top of the PISA ratings for mathematics. We are delighted to welcome two primary mathematics teachers from Shanghai, who will be teaching in one of our hub schools, Elworth Primary School, Sandbach, Cheshire. 

The North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub is offering an exciting opportunity to experience, first hand, the pedagogical approaches our counterparts employ.   We hope that you will be able to observe our guests delivering lessons.

You can find out more with our flyer and application form


 

                             KS1 Singaporean Style Textbooks 

St. Werburgh’s C.E. (A) Primary School, Kingsley, Stoke On Trent, have been trialling the Singaporean style Maths No Problem! textbooks with their Year 1 and 2 teachers. They are offering colleagues the opportunity to observe them being used in the classroom for FREE. They will share the successes and challenges they have had while using this relatively new resource. More information can be found with our flyer.

 


  Free Core Maths Training

Would you like to increase your familiarisation of Core Maths and explore its potential for you students? Please see this flyer for more details of a free event coming up.

 


GCSE Changes Update

The North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub recently hosted a GCSE conference in October 2016. The speakers were all representatives from the three main exam boards: AQA, Edexcel and OCR. The level of response to the conference was outstanding and demonstrated the concern that secondary teachers have over the new GCSE exam. The exam boards were impressed with both the turn out and the level of questioning they received. Please select below for the course materials:

AQA

Edexcel

OCR and introducing the new AS  

 

 


 Flipped Learning Post-16

Flipped learning offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of mathematics outside of the classroom. While there are many models of this, John Taylor High School, Barton-under-Needwood, have been using flipped learning this past year with their further maths students, this is useful for schools and colleges who are unable to fully staff the delivery of this subject. They are kindly offering to share their findings with colleagues from the North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub.

Please see the course flyer and application form


Mathematical Reasoning Work Groups

Following on from the success of last year’s group, the hub has decided to run two Work Groups in two different localities within our hub area. This will enable more schools to access a work group closer to home. It is vitally important to allow students the opportunity to get to grips with the reasoning element required for the new GCSE. The Hub has recognised the importance of developing these skills from the start of secondary school. This will help to ensure students develop the right skills to reason their way through a problem and to a solution.

If you would like to participate in this work group there is still time to apply, please download the application form

New! Free Summer Conference 2016 

Uttoxeter Race Course 20th June 

Free to schools in our hub area.  The conference has key notes from Jane Jones, national Maths HMI lead and Dr Debbie Morgan NCETM mastery specialist.  A range of hands on workshops will be on offer for primary and secondary colleagues.  Suitable for all phases in education.  A wide choice of workshops will be offered for delegates to select from.  

To book your free place contact Joanne Brereton JOB@painsley.staffs.sch.uk 

Please note that there is a non-cancellation fee of £99 per person.

maths hub pupil

 

Maths Hub Conference Flyer and Workshops download here.

 

Fully Funded Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST)
 Secondary Maths 2016-17 Now Open

The TSST maths course is a track proven, innovative blended learning approach to developing confidence in teaching maths for those teaching out of specialism, or returning to teaching.   The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT) has successfully delivered the on-line learning for the TSST (previously named SKE+) over several years, led by Professor David Burghes.  Painsley Catholic College Teaching School Alliance became a National Maths Hub for the West Midlands in April 2014 and as such, is delighted to offer 20 secondary TSST, free of charge, to schools in the region. The TSST Mathematics course provides high quality blended professional development to those teaching mathematics at middle and secondary levels. The course has been developed to give support by providing subject knowledge training for teachers employed in the state sector, boosting both mathematical understanding and pedagogical understanding.  All participants will have an NCETM coach and 16 face to face sessions over the academic year (2 days and twilights) to accredit them to teach maths to secondary GCSE level.

For further information, please contact Anne Maingay, Senior Maths Hub Lead, Painsley Catholic
College, 01538 483944. Email: AM@painsley.staffs.sch.uk 

Booking open - download the flyer here.

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Free Teaching Assistant Maths Development Programme

Primary and Secondary 

Booking is now open for these programmes for spring 2017.

 

Download the secondary flyer here.

Download the primary flyer here.

 


 FREE Secondary Maths Leaders' Programme

This programme supports the leadership development of maths subject leaders and promotes school improvement.

Register now by emailing Jo Brereton JOB@painsley.staffs.sch.uk 


Flipped Learning

A Work Group for KS4/5 Maths Teachers

Flipped learning offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of mathematics outside of the classroom. While there are many models of this, John Taylor High School, Barton-under-Needwood, are exploring opportunities for flipped learning at post-16. It is being implemented with further maths students and is useful for schools and colleges who are unable to fully staff the delivery of this subject. They are kindly offering to share their initial findings with colleagues from the North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub.

Download the flyer here.

For further details contact JOB@painsley.staffs.sch.uk


Singaporean Maths for P Level and Early NC

An Adapted Bar Model Work Group

 A lot of work is going into looking at how the bar model can assist students in mainstream education. This Work Group will explore the potential to support students with SEN working at P Level and Early NC, using adapted forms of the bar model to understand early number, quantity, simple addition and subtraction and pattern. 

Katie Hulme, from Watermill Special School in Stoke-On-Trent, has been trialling this approach with her students with a high degree of success. Katie is offering colleagues the opportunity to visit Watermill School over two half days, to see how this approach has been implemented, with a presentation of how the method works and practical activities to try out. She will also share the successes and challenges that will assist colleagues to plan and embed the use of the bar model in their teaching or through specific interventions.

Download the flyer here.

For further details contact JOB@painsley.staffs.sch.uk

 


Fully funded Secondary PD Lead Development

and Accreditation Hub-led programme (PDLDA) 

NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation is designed for those who lead professional development for teachers of mathematics. NCETM Accredited PD Lead status is gained by successfully completing a development and accreditation training programme (PDLDA) which involves face-to-face sessions, coupled with an interim task, leading to accreditation by the NCETM. Once accredited, there is an ongoing re-registration process and support for PD Leads to maintain accreditation.

Download the flyer here.

For further details contact JOB@painsley.staffs.sch.uk

 


Moving Towards the Abstract

A Work Group for EYFS and KS1

Algebra permeates all mathematical thinking from the very earliest counting blocks to mathematical genius. This Work Group identifies the very earliest algebraic activities that are happening on a daily basis in our classrooms. From these first steps to mastery, this course provides ideas and resources to build effective learning pathways in algebra.

Download the flyer here.

For further details contact JOB@painsley.staffs.sch.uk