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Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Secondary Early Years Teachers

New Work Group for 2021/2022

This project is designed to support secondary early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support students in maths in the classroom.

Who can take part?

This programme is designed for secondary early career teachers (those in their first or second year of teaching).

What is involved?

At a local level, Work Groups will explore one of the following themes:

  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (structure of the number system)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (operating on number)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (multiplicative reasoning)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (sequences and graphs)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (statistics and probability)
  • designing effective learning and teaching in maths (geometry).

Participants will work deeply on one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design. This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.

What will you learn?

Participants will:

  • plan and teach a carefully sequenced and coherent area of maths
  • appreciate the key ideas underpinning the area of maths being taught
  • understand key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery
  • understand approaches to assess students’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account
  • make appropriate use of representations to expose the structure of the maths being taught.

What is the cost?

The SKTM Secondary Early Career Teachers Programme project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.