Mathematical Thinking for GCSE Work Groups

This Work Group will support teachers in developing their understanding of mathematical thinking, relating to problem-solving and reasoning in GCSE Maths.

Mathematical thinking is one of the Five Big Ideas for teaching maths for mastery.
You will explore what it means for students to get better at mathematical thinking, and what this looks like in the classroom, through experimenting with practical classroom tasks and strategies.

There will be workshops with school-based tasks for participants to complete and reflect upon between each meeting.

What will you learn?

You will:

  • increase your experience and understanding of the role of reasoning and problem-solving in the curriculum
  • understand how these are tested at GCSE
  • understand effective collaborative approaches to embed developments department-wide
  • demonstrate improved confidence in planning and leading lessons that support deep mathematical thinking
  • consider next steps for further deepening, developing and reviewing mathematical thinking.

Who can take part?

This is for teachers of KS4 who want to further develop their pedagogical and theoretical understanding of developing mathematical thinking, and practical classroom strategies to explore these ideas. 

What is the cost?

The Mathematical Thinking for GCSE project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

If you are interested in taking part from September 2022, please register your interest below

We would love to work with you!

Register your interest

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