This is a national collaborative project to support teachers to address the new curriculum requirements of problem solving and reasoning.
The mathematical thinking and the new GCSE project builds on the previous KS3 reasoning project which was a great success in building the confidence of both staff and students alike to cope with the reasoning components of the new curriculum.
Charlotte, the Yorkshire & Humber Maths Hub Work group lead, is part of a carefully selected national cohort to lead a significant cluster of secondary school teachers in our region to test and learn strategies and resources from improving students’ reasoning skills. Over the last two years she has worked with 11 schools.
The NCP4 collaborative project was set up last year with funding from Maths Hubs and the DfE in a bid to improve the confidence of our learners when it comes to reasoning mathematically. Colleagues from across Yorkshire and Humber worked collaboratively to develop a variety of ways in which mathematical reasoning would become commonplace in their classrooms.
Colleagues loved the opportunity to work collaboratively with other schools as part of four workshops across the academic year, they enjoyed having time to reflect on their excellent practice and most importantly felt rewarded when they could see improved confidence in their pupils when it came to mathematical reasoning. The first year was such a success, it was extended into a second year where schools developed a bespoke action plan aimed at really embedding practices that facilitate mathematical thinking and reasoning across their department.
On account of the high level of success of the NCP4 collaborative project, it soon became apparent that, now more than ever, the skills developed as a result of the project are necessary to equip students to cope with the demands of the new GCSE.
If you and a colleague (it works best with two representatives from each school) would like to get involved and potentially finish the year saying “it has completely changed the way I teach and approach my lessons” then please complete and return the below expression of interest form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to complete and return the EOI is Tuesday 19th December 2017!