Challenging Mathematical Topics at GCSE: Quadratics

Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub are delighted to offer you the opportunity to take part in some research into Challenging Topics at GCSE: Quadratics.

A FUNDED programme for Secondary Maths teachers and their departments focusing on Quadratics. Through a series of four workshops and gap tasks teachers will analyse what makes Quadratics challenging; explore misconceptions; analyse exam style questions and identify quick wins for year 11. Teachers will also identify prior knowledge required and investigate scaffolding and progression during KS3 to ensure success in GCSE.

Who is this for?

The Work Group will consist of pairs of teachers and each pair will comprise one teacher with a curriculum responsibility within their department and one other teacher, a non-specialist. We will, however, consider a single teacher from a school where two are unavailable.

Intended Outcomes

  • Participant teachers develop deeper understanding of why Quadratics are challenging (for both students and teachers) including factors associated with student experiences in KS3.
  • Maths departments in participant schools, through collaboration and experimentation, develop new and shared ways of preparing for, and teaching, challenging topics.
  • Pupils become more confident in their own skills and abilities, developing a deeper and more connected understanding of prior content thus enabling them to better tackle the challenging topics.


Session 3: Tuesday 10th July 2018, 3:00pm – 5:30pm


DELTA Academies Trust, Education House, Knottingley, WF11 0EP


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