Strong foundations: how to ensure a robust and impactful KS3

“Year 11; I’m really worried about year 11; what are you doing for your year 11’s; how are you going to close the gap; why is our year 11 progress so bad”. Raise your hand if this theme has played out in your school. Everyone? I thought so… When I arrived in the classroom in… Continue reading Strong foundations: how to ensure a robust and impactful KS3

Method Selection: Practical strategies to help students interpret problems

“The correct solution to most mathematical problems involves two steps: identify the strategy needed to solve the problem, and then successfully carry out that strategy” Roher, Dedrick and Burgess (2014) The above quote perfectly summarises the elegant simplicity and extreme complexity of maths teaching. It identifies a real blind spot in the practice of many… Continue reading Method Selection: Practical strategies to help students interpret problems