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Mastery materials supporting secondary maths teacher training

Created on 12 November 2019 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 12 November 2019 by ncetm_administrator

We have published a new selection of materials to support those working in secondary initial teacher education (ITE) to familiarise trainee teachers with teaching for mastery. The Secondary ITE Professional Development materials begin with an introduction, and are split into five main units, each corresponding to one of the Five Big Ideas used by the NCETM to encapsulate the key elements of a teaching for mastery approach. Those ideas are:

  • Coherence
  • Representation and Structure
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Fluency
  • Variation.

Each unit includes slides, comprehensive session notes and a handout, collectively allowing an ITE tutor to run six full sessions on the ideas behind teaching for mastery, aimed at a novice audience.

The materials are just as relevant, of course, for tutors working with students in a university-based education department, or those working with school-based student teachers.

In parallel, the NCETM is holding two free conferences for ITE tutors interested in exploring teaching for mastery approaches in secondary maths. One is being held in Manchester on 18 November 2019; the other in London on 14 January 2020. More information about the conferences on this flyer.

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