- Published: 14/01/2021
One noticeable feature during this second school closures period is the amount of teachers going out of their way to share resources and tips for remote teaching with colleagues around the country.
Social media is full of teachers freely and openly making the fruits of their hard work and accumulated experience available to anyone teaching maths.
At the NCETM, we’ve tried to make a small contribution to this collaborative atmosphere by passing on, via our own Twitter account, a couple of examples a day of generous offers that we spot. Here’s a selection from the first week or so.
Activities for use in lessons
- Teachers in a secondary school maths department sharing a large collection of short videos (most under ten minutes) where a teacher goes through A level Maths and Further Maths topics
- A Bristol primary teacher opening up her personal library of maths and SPAG resources
- A 20-minute session for students on primes, factors and multiples is among the Desmos offerings from this teacher.
Getting the most out of technology
- A secondary school shares a method, devised by a young student, for games consoles to be configured so that school work located on websites can be done at home
- A teacher in Ireland offers a range of ways that online tools can be used for teaching maths to primary pupils at home
- A Year 1 teacher shows how she uses Teams for live lessons and OneNote for other things.
Promoting student interaction and marking their work
- Getting students to interact more when they’re sitting behind their screen at home. This teacher contributes a range of tactics
- One simple tip to help students keep a teacher informed about their progress through an activity
- A secondary maths teacher has turned ‘normal’ end-of-unit tests into self-marking Desmos activities.
Share helpful posts yourself
If you see anything on Twitter that looks worthy of sharing widely, you could re-tweet it using the #MathsTeachingIdeas hashtag. You could also tag us @NCETM, or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org including a link to the post that caught your eye.
Let’s keep this mutual support going!