2013-07-16160713 |
What maths-specific activities (if any) could teachers spend some holiday time on? |

2013-07-22220713 |
How can maths teachers ensure some professional learning becomes part of their weekly (or even daily) routine? |

2013-09-03030913 |
What actions, consuming not too much time, could we take this week that might make a big difference to our maths teaching this term? |

2013-09-10100913 |
Lesson starters |

2013-09-17170913 |
Improving pupils’ maths experience at the primary-secondary transition |

2013-09-24240913 |
What are the key expectations, priorities and concerns for maths (including primary) trainee teachers at the outset of their programme? |

2013-10-01011013 |
Early entry for GCSE maths: pragmatism or folly? |

2013-10-08081013 |
What classroom activities and CPD approaches work best with less mathematically able pupils? |

2013-10-15151013 |
What can we do in and out of maths lessons to challenge negative attitudes to maths? |

2013-10-22221013 |
Which mathematical misconceptions (among pupils) are most likely to catch new teachers unawares? |

2013-10-29291013 |
How to foster a culture of collaborative learning in maths classes |

2013-11-05051113 |
How do you use technology to help maths learning in primary classrooms? |

2013-11-12121113 |
How can we help pupils ‘get’ fractions? What has worked for you? |

2013-11-19191113 |
Differentiation: how to keep all kids in a class working at an appropriate level (without planning 3 different lessons) |

2013-11-26261113 |
Maths resources you can touch and manipulate: what enhances, engages and works for you? |

2013-12-03031213 |
International rankings: what do they mean for classroom teachers? |

2013-12-10101213 |
What would make the perfect system of CPD for you? |

2013-12-17171213 |
Keeping maths learning as purposeful as possible in the Christmas run-up |

2014-01-07070114 |
Schemes of Work models: do they matter in maths? Linear versus modular? And what about spiral? Discuss! |

2014-01-14140114 |
How can we use the element of surprise in maths lessons (for all ages)? |

2014-01-21210114 |
How do you challenge students in mathematics lessons? |

2014-01-28280114 |
Is Further Maths A level just for students with an A* at GCSE Maths? |

2014-02-04040214 |
GCSE Revision: Are we really serving our students’ interests by exam question-drilling? |

2014-02-11110214 |
Enhancing teachers’ maths subject knowledge, from traineeship onwards: room for improvement? |

2014-02-18180214 |
Calculators: ideas for using them in a way that enhances pupils’ mathematical understanding? |

2014-02-25250214 |
What approaches to self or peer assessment in maths lessons work best? |

2014-03-04040314 |
Marking strategies in maths: what works for you? And the students, too? |

2014-03-11110314 |
How do you enrich KS2 lessons on 2D and 3D shapes, including prompting discussion? |

2014-03-18180314 |
Maths hubs: thirty, new regionally-based maths hubs are to be established to coordinate maths-education in schools and colleges across England. The NCETM will answer your questions about this development |

2014-03-25250314 |
How do we ensure that ‘low ability’ pupils make good progress during their time in school? |

2014-04-01010414 |
How can we use humour in maths lessons? |

2014-04-08080414 |
Open Mic Night. Free rein for all and sundry to grab #mathscpdchat and take it in any (mathematical) direction and see what happens |

2014-04-15150414 |
A BCME8 special |

2014-04-22220414 |
A chance for those at BCME8 last week to share best resource/website/idea/maths nugget with those not there |

2014-04-29290414 |
How helpful are KS2 SATS scores for Secondary teachers? What score leads to a GCSE ‘C’? |

2014-05-06060514 |
How can we help improve students' abilities to REMEMBER maths facts? |

2014-05-13130514 |
Making science, technology and engineering (the other three quarters of STEM) meaningful in the maths classroom |

2014-05-20200514 |
How much can or should we help year 11s with ‘last minute’ support/guidance before GCSE exams? |

2014-06-03030614 |
What's the best way to use the last half term for Year 10s? |

2014-06-10100614 |
What is the role of mathematics education research in the teaching classroom? |

2014-06-17170614 |
What are the elements of good mathematical task design? |

2014-06-24240614 |
Maths transition ideas for yr6 to yr7...what do you do and how? |

2014-07-01010714 |
Effective ways to help students become skilled problem-solvers? A discussion to un-pick what teaching problem-solving really means for the classroom |

2014-07-08080714 |
Maths Hubs: a chance for hub lead schools to share, and be questioned on, their aims and partnership plans |

2014-07-15150714 |
Holidays beckon. But what maths-specific activities (if any) could teachers spend some summer holiday time on? |

2014-09-02020914 |
Dyscalculia: practical strategies to help pupils with dyscalculia in mainstream classrooms |

2014-09-09090914 |
Lesson starters |

2014-09-16160914 |
How best to use Teaching Assistants in maths classrooms |

2014-09-23230914 |
The mastery principle: what it means for maths |

2014-09-30300914 |
How to get pupils to develop their maths reasoning skills in maths lessons |

2014-10-07071014 |
Strategies to help bridge the gap (for students) between GCSE and A level |

2014-10-14141014 |
How to support pupils with poor literacy through worded problems |

2014-10-21211014 |
What does problem-solving really mean in classrooms? |

2014-10-28281014 |
Open house for maths education chat |

2014-11-04041114 |
How to stretch and challenge without accelerating up the 'levels' |

2014-11-11111114 |
Making maths interventions for primary pupils work |

2014-11-18181114 |
Trainee and NQT teachers: which technology can really aid learning in a maths classroom? And how? |

2014-11-25251114 |
Making algebra mean something to students not likely to go on to A level maths |

2014-12-02021214 |
The imminent announcement of the Edublog Awards winners has provoked a flurry of suggestions of good maths blogs. What maths blog would you recommend, and why? |

2014-12-09091214 |
Mathematical misconceptions |

2014-12-16161214 |
Christmas presents with a mathematical flavour: all ideas welcome |

2015-01-06060115 |
Strategies to help pupils learn/recall/work-out times table facts |

2015-01-13130115 |
Teaching (all types of) maths in FE sector, including independent learning providers |

2015-01-20200115 |
Pupil misconceptions in maths; how best to tackle them |

2015-01-27270115 |
Post-mock GCSE help for Year 11s: what works best for which students? |

2015-02-03030215 |
‘Must have’ resources items and displays for a maths classroom. What should no maths classroom be without? |

2015-02-10100215 |
What are the top 3 things a secondary maths department should be actively doing now in preparation for next year? |

2015-02-24240215 |
Using art and other visual images to help maths learning |

2015-03-03030315 |
Using TAs in maths lessons (building on this article) |

2015-03-10100315 |
How do we best help the GCSE Grade B students make a start with AS/A level maths? |

2015-03-17170315 |
How do you know if a student has really ‘got’ fractions? |

2015-03-24240315 |
Should we do more to help more girls do A level maths? If so, how? (Here’s some background reading) |

2015-04-21210415 |
Numeracy across the curriculum — how maths learning can help, or complement, other subjects |

2015-04-28280415 |
Year 6 SATs: what widely applicable, generic maths skills should Year 6 pupils have to help them for KS2 tests? |

2015-05-05050515 |
Various Topics: teaching ideas, networking, maths apps for teachers and students |

2015-05-19190515 |
Year 6 maths lessons post SATS: how best to use the time, with secondary school in mind? |

2015-06-02020615 |
Making maths more attractive to FE students/learners: what works? |

2015-06-09090615 |
Games to enhance number recall: which ones really do help? |

2015-06-16160615 |
What kinds of feedback to pupils inspires their learning? |

2015-06-23230615 |
Problem-solving: what are 'good' problems? Where can you find them? |

2015-06-30300615 |
Developing pupils' perseverance in maths |

2015-07-07070715 |
New GCSE sample questions |

2015-07-14140715 |
What will be your priorities in the new school year (2015-16)? |

2015-09-08080915 |
How do you demonstrate to your pupils (in a maths context) that you have a personal love of learning, as well as of teaching? |

2015-09-15150915 |
What expectations are you communicating to Y10 as they start on the new GCSE course? |

2015-09-22220915 |
What kinds of provision/instructions/materials/resources do you leave for the 'cover teacher' when you have to be away from your maths classes? |

2015-09-29290915 |
Anxiety about maths: How do you spot it? How do you address it? |

2015-10-06061015 |
Testing pupils: Do you do it? If so, how and why? |

2015-10-13131015 |
Textbooks: How do they help you as a teacher? |

2015-10-20201015 |
Helping slower pupils keep up with the rest of the class: what works for you? |

2015-11-03031115 |
Planning collaboratively with other teachers: how do you do it? |

2015-11-10101115 |
Intelligent practice: what is it? How do you ensure that pupils do it? |

2015-11-17171115 |
Mental imagery: how does it help maths learning? And how can we help pupils use it? |

2015-11-24241115 |
What is a rich mathematical task? Or does the richness come from how it's used? |

2015-12-01011215 |
How best to help pupils consolidate their mathematical learning? |

2015-12-08081215 |
How to make good use of the new Wild Maths site created by NRICH? |

2015-12-15151215 |
Christmas puzzles: can they help pupils develop problem-solving resilience? |

2016-01-05050116 |
What would be your choice of chat topics for the rest of this term? Why? |

2016-01-12120116 |
Mathematics classrooms (1): what ideally should they be like? What should they contain? Resources? Furniture? Arrangement? Why? |

2016-01-19190116 |
Memorising mathematical facts: strategies to help students remember what they have learnt |

2016-01-26260116 |
Mathematics classrooms (2): discussion of issues raised by photos of people's classrooms taken as result of the previous chat on 12 January |

2016-02-02020216 |
Mathematics CPD: what types of professional development provision have really helped you? |

2016-02-09090216 |
Venn diagrams: the versatile use of them for almost all maths topics for all ages and abilities |

2016-02-23230216 |
Teaching proof: how to help students in the whole 11 - 16 age-range understand and use the aspects of proof that are exemplified in the new GCSE specifications? |

2016-03-01010316 |
How can you prevent pupils from developing 'algebra-aversion' - at any stage? |

2016-03-08080316 |
Keeping a whole class working on the same topic: reasonable aim? If so, how? |

2016-03-15150316 |
Pupils' exercise books: how do your pupils use them? Is this productive? |

2016-03-22220316 |
Reasoning: what do your pupils find it hard/easy to reason about? Tasks and strategies to help them? |

2016-04-12120416 |
The (new) KS1/2 SATs: have you changed your maths teaching to match? If so, how and why? |

2016-04-19190416 |
Gauging deep mathematical understanding at KS2: new demand or fad? |

2016-04-26260416 |
GCSE revision: is it really necessary? How much do you help them do it? |

2016-05-03030516 |
The new maths GCSE: Is it a good fit for all Year 10 pupils? |

2016-05-10100516 |
Marking A-Level students' work: different to marking at lower levels? If so how and why? |

2016-05-17170516 |
'Meaningful' mathematics: what does it mean for school maths to have meaning? Does school maths have to have meaning? |

2016-05-24240516 |
Don Steward's resources: which ones have you used? How have your pupils responded to them? |

2016-06-07070616 |
Beginning and sustaining collaborative work with colleagues on teaching and learning maths |

2016-06-14140616 |
Manipulatives: which do you use (with primary OR secondary pupils)? How do you use them? Which pupils benefit most? How and why? |

2016-06-21210616 |
A ‘Celebrate the Teaching of Maths’ Day! |

2016-06-28280616 |
Pictorial representations: which do you use, for which concepts? Why? Which are most effective? Any barriers to you using them? |

2016-07-05050716 |
Proposed A level specification and assessment changes: what do you think? |

2016-07-12120716 |
Exploring tasks on NRICH that are intended for KS3 pupils |

2016-07-19190716 |
What one article (or book) would maths teachers enjoy reading during the summer break? Why? |

2016-09-06060916 |
Habits I want my maths class to be in by half term |

2016-09-13130916 |
What did you learn from this year’s maths GCSE results? |

2016-09-20200916 |
Variation in maths teaching: what do we understand by this? |

2016-09-27270916 |
Y7 pupils: how do you build on where they are in their learning when they arrive? |

2016-10-04041016 |
Are any behavioural problems unique to maths lessons? If so, how to address them? |

2016-10-11111016 |
New GCSE topics: how are you and your pupils getting on with them? |

2016-10-18181016 |
Intervention to support learning: do you do it? And if so, how? |

2016-11-01011116 |
What (reasonable) objectives are we setting for our maths classes between now and Christmas? |

2016-11-08081116 |
Maths learning in Reception and Year One: how much, how soon? (This follows the publication of the Teaching Schools Council report, Effective Primary Teaching Practice) |

2016-11-15151116 |
Tasks that engage pupils in constructing reasoned arguments: which work well? |

2016-11-22221116 |
How do YOU use rich tasks for learning A-Level mathematics, or hope they are used? |

2016-11-29291116 |
What do we mean by 'problem-solving' in Key Stage 2? Which tasks do the job? |

2016-12-06061216 |
Resources for Higher GCSE: which ones are helping your pupils most? How? |

2016-12-13131216 |
Year 7: how to establish, and then build on, what they really can do, in an engaging way? |

2017-01-03030117 |
Have you resolved to do anything differently (in your teaching!) in 2017? Why? Future #mathscpdchat topic suggestions too please! |

2017-01-10100117 |
Key Stage 4 pupils who are struggling towards Foundation level GCSE: effective strategies, materials, tasks and resources? |

2017-01-17170117 |
How to introduce reasoning to Year 1 and Year 2 pupils? |

2017-01-24240117 |
Manipulatives/concrete resources in secondary schools: do you use them? What for? |

2017-01-31310117 |
Mock exams for the new GCSE: what have you learnt from marking them? |

2017-02-07070217 |
Making the best use of computing in learning mathematics joint discussion with Computing at School (@cas_london_crc). |

2017-02-21210217 |
Pupils' use of mathematical language: what are the issues? (see Using Correct Mathematical Language from Issue 140 of our Secondary Magazine for background information). Summary of this discussion will be here soon - apologies for the delay |

2017-02-28280217 |
Do you plan lessons collaboratively, in pairs or as a team? If so, how best to organise it? See new NCETM Case Study, new Charlie Stripp blog, and guest blog from a Secondary School Head of Maths. Summary of this discussion will be here soon - apologies for the delay |

2017-03-07070317 |
Setting for maths in Secondary schools: are your pupils grouped by perceived ability? If so, when, how and why? |

2017-03-14140317 |
Grouping by perceived ability for maths in Primary schools. Your school's practice? Why and how? |

2017-03-21210317 |
Group work in maths lessons: what kinds of task really aid learning? |

2017-03-28280317 |
Growth mindset for maths? Are you a convert? How have you got the message across? |

2017-04-25250417 |
What strategies really encourage girls to study Maths and Further Maths at AS/A level? |

2017-05-02020517 |
Schemes of Learning (Work) in secondary schools: what is useful in them, what is not so useful? Hosted by @mhorley. Summary of this discussion will be here soon - apologies for the delay |

2017-05-09090517 |
What topics work well in Year 7, and in what order? Hosted by @mathsjem. Summary of this discussion will be here soon - apologies for the delay |

2017-05-16160517 |
'Last minute' GCSE revision ideas, particularly in the nonspecific area of 'problem-solving'. Hosted by @mathsmumof2 |

2017-05-23230517 |
Multiplication/division facts: helping pupils learn, remember, understand and use their times tables. Hosted by @mrmarchayes |

2017-06-06060617 |
Leading a mathematics department in a secondary school: essential personal qualities and responsibilities? Hosted by @MrMattock |

2017-06-13130617 |
Maths homework: what types of task work for what age groups and/or attainment levels? Hosted by @MrBenWard |

2017-06-20200617 |
Feedback to pupils: what are effective and efficient ways to provide it? Do you need to spend hours marking? (suggested pre-reading from our latest Secondary Magazine - you'll need to be logged in to read this). Hosted by @mhorley |

2017-06-27270617 |
Planning ahead for the next school year: what are you doing this term? Hosted by @fractionfanatic |

2017-07-04040717 |
Having seen this year's GCSE exam papers, what will be your priorities in teaching KS4 next year? Hosted by @DrBennison |

2017-07-11110717 |
What are your favourite visual images to use in mathematics? How do they aid pupils' understanding? Hosted by MrMarcHayes |

2017-07-18180717 |
What is the best thing that happened to you in your teaching this year? (hosted by @RJS2212) |

2017-09-12120917 |
GCSE results: how did they match up with your expectations? (hosted by @MrMattock) |

2017-09-19190917 |
Newly qualified primary (and secondary) teachers: how will you support them? (hosted by @MrMarcHayes) |

2017-09-26260917 |
GCSE levels necessary for students to join AS/A level Maths courses? Hosted by @RBeckett_Yd (see also Charlie Stripp's blog on this subject) |

2017-10-03031017 |
Introducing pupils to trigonometry: how do you do it? Hosted by @Arithmaticks |

2017-10-10101017 |
'Knowledge organisers' for maths: are they helpful, and if so for what topics, and what is a good format? Hosted by @mrsdenyer |

2017-10-17171017 |
Engaging parents in maths: effective strategies? Hosted by @Mroberts90Matt |

2017-10-31311017 |
CPD for this year: how to make it really ‘continuing’? Hosted by @RBeckett_Yd |

2017-11-07071117 |
Problem-solving: what is, and what isn’t a ‘problem’? Hosted by @MrMattock |

2017-11-14141117 |
What is the point in (and how best to approach) teaching quadratic equations? Hosted by @Arithmaticks |

2017-11-21211117 |
Using books, other than textbooks, to promote learning? Any place for stories, novels or non-fiction in maths lessons? Hosted by @martynyeouk |

2017-11-21281117 |
Further Maths: what topic-order and topic-structure best supports learning? Hosted by @MrsMathematica |

2017-12-05051217 |
Pupils who 'switch off' from maths when/after moving to secondary school: how do we improve their confidence, motivation and future outcomes? Hosted by @HelmeRachel |

2017-12-12121217 |
Maths tricks: can they ever be justified without understanding? Hinder learning? How? Hosted by @RBeckett_Yd |

2017-12-19191217 |
End-of-term lessons! Which have worked well for you? Or are 'novelty-lessons' a waste of time? Hosted by @Arithmaticks |

2018-01-09090118 |
Books about teaching maths: which have really helped you and why? Hosted by @martynyeouk |

2018-01-16160118 |
Teaching money management skills: is it the job of teachers? If so, how best to do it? Hosted by @HeatherMassey2 |

2018-01-23230118 |
Assessment in maths: how to support learning without adding to workload? Hosted by @Arithmaticks |

2018-01-30300118 |
Manipulatives as learning aids: which could you not do without, and why? Hosted by @martynyeouk |

2018-02-06060218 |
Supporting trainee teachers: how best to give constructive feedback as a mentor or host? Hosted by @Arithmaticks |

2018-02-20200218 |
Behaviour management: how can you create an environment in which pupils’ behaviour contributes to learning in maths lessons? Hosted by @MrMattock |

2018-02-27270218 |
Learning about fractions from Y5 to Y8: how to establish continuity of conceptual development? Hosted by @p4ssionform4ths |

2018-03-06060318 |
How to get pupils to ask their own mathematical questions? Hosted by @Arithmaticks |

2018-03-13130318 |
Different teaching strategies in single-sex versus mixed maths classes? Surely not! Discuss. Hosted by @Arithmaticks |

2018-03-20200318 |
How best to support teachers with maths-knowledge anxiety? Hosted by @martynyeouk |

2018-03-27270318 |
What is the best way to plan a maths lesson? Hosted by @MrsMathematica |

2018-04-17170418 |
Revision classes for SATs: a good use of time? Hosted by @martynyeouk |