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Books that help maths teaching

A discussion where five teachers describe books—new and old—that have helped in their maths teaching. Show notes: Taking part in the discussion are: Martyn Yeo @martynyeoukBen Gordon @mathsmrgordonCraig Barton mrbartonmathsLaura Tullock mrs_tullockMary Pardoe PardoeMary


Continuity in fractions learning between Year 5 and Year 8

A discussion around how learning about fractions builds across the four transition years from KS1 to KS2, set in a context of a Maths Hubs national project looking at continuity of maths learning generally from Year 5 to Year 8. Show notes: Taking part in the discussion are: Nicki Ashton, Alison HopperRobert Wilne, Steve McCormack, You can find articles on the same theme as this podcast in two NCETM publications: Robert Wilne wrote about continuity in learning about subtraction in the...


Shanghai style lesson observation

How an English primary teacher had his maths lesson observed while in Shanghai, and how this style of group lesson observation and refinement is becoming (partially) replicated in Maths Hubs work in England. Show notes: Taking part in the discussion are: his accountNorth North West Maths HubIn mid-January, 2018 the second wave of primary teachers from Shanghai arrive in England as part of the ongoing England-China exchange programme. They will spend two weeks teaching maths to primary...


The new maths GCSE: what the exam board markers found

What did the exam boards learn when they marked papers taken by around 600 000 Year 11 students in the summer? And how can this help teachers prepare students for next summer? Show notes: Taking part in the discussion are: See the NCETM’s Qualifications and Curriculum section for regular updates and news in the area of all exams and curriculum area. And this recent edition of the NCETM’s Secondary magazine for an in-depth article on addressing the reasoning and problem-solving demands...


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