Core Maths

Who is this for

All current and potential teachers of Core Maths. These may be teachers in post-16 settings whose main subject is maths or whose main subject is not maths, and who may be unable to access local TSST provision for Core Maths.

What is involved?

Through four face-to-face Work Group meetings (three twilight and one full day), participating teachers will develop their practice to effectively teach mathematical concepts and processes through contextualised problem-solving, lead others in their own department to ensure an effective delivery of Core Maths courses, and promote and deliver a Core Maths course in a way that engages all students.

Intended Outcomes

  • Participants will understand the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving, appreciate the different Core Maths qualifications available, and be able to choose the course appropriate for their students
  • Through collaboration and experimentation, participants will develop improved teaching approaches that fit the open-ended problem-solving skills students need to develop, and share these with departmental colleagues
  • Participant departments will support the role of Core Maths in promoting contextualised problem-solving and links to other teaching
  • Students in participant schools and colleges will take and succeed at Core Maths in increasing numbers.

Expectations of participants and their schools

  • Attend the four workgroup sessions
  • Take part in further in-school activity, for example, trialling teaching approaches or further departmental professional development.
  • Contribute to Work Group evaluation processes.

Led by : Sue Southward

Venue: Cromwell Community College, Wenny Rd, Chatteris PE16 6UU

The group will meet four times:

Thursday      28th November 2019          16:00- 18:00

Wednesday 8th January 2020                 16:00- 18:00

Thursday      5th March 2020                    16:00- 18:00

Wednesday 3rd June 2020                       10:00 – 15:00