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NCETM Twitter chats #mathscpdchat every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm

Created on 24 July 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 19 July 2018 by ncetm_administrator

NCETM Twitter chats #mathscpdchat - every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm

These weekly, Twitter-based chats are designed to engage UK maths teachers of all age-groups – including, of course, primary and trainee teachers – as well as all amaths education professionals involved in helping teachers with their initial and ongoing professional learning.

Each chat is centred on a specific theme, always relevant to maths professional development, and gently steered by a moderator from the maths education community. We welcome all suggestions for discussion themes, and offers of volunteer moderators. These can be emailed to us at info@ncetm.org.uk, or tweeted to us at either @mathscpdchat or @NCETM, or use the Comments box at the bottom of this page.

The weekly discussions are grouped together under the Twitter hashtag #mathscpdchat (see How to take part in a Twitter discussion below for more explanation) and set in motion by the NCETM's @mathscpdchat Twitter account. A record of all contributions to each discussion can be found in the archive below.

If you need more information - or assistance - please do contact us: we'll be happy to help!

How to take part in a Twitter discussion

  1. First of all, if you haven’t already got one, you will need a Twitter account of your own. When you’ve got one, make sure you follow @NCETM, along with any other people or organisations who interest you. Twitter has its own 'tour' as well as a 'getting started' guide
  2. Include the characters #mathscpdchat in all of your maths-related Tweets
  3. You will also need a means of ensuring that you can see all other Tweets that include #mathscpdchat, as well as the Tweets from the people you choose to follow. One option to achieve this (at no cost) is TweetDeck.
  4. Join the discussion and have your say
  5. Watch this page for details of how to read archived versions of all weekly chats
  6. Spread the word to anyone interested in maths CPD.

Dates and Topics

We are always interested in suggested topics and/or volunteer hosts. Suggestions/offers to info@ncetm.org.uk or tweet us @mathscpdchat.

Date Discussion topic
  Summer break - back in September!

Previous Chats

These are the discussions held in 2018. Summaries of chats prior to May 2018 were all originally created using the online tool, Storify, which ceased operation at the end of April 2018. Shortly before Storify was taken out of service, we extracted each summary as a PDF document, embedded in the links below.

Summaries of all chats 2013-2017 are available here.

Click the headings to sort the columns in ascending or descending order

Date Discussion topic
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
2018-04-17240418 Simultaneous equations: how best to help pupils master them? Hosted by @Arithmaticks
2018-05-01010518 The problem-solving and reasoning aspects of GCSE: how are you preparing pupils (particularly those with previous low attainment)? Hosted by @HelmeRachel
2018-05-08080518 What (if anything) is different about the way you teach maths this year? Why the change? Has it worked? Hosted by @martynyeouk
2018-05-15150518 Teaching maths during your first few years: what, or who, was most helpful? Hosted by @Arithmaticks
2018-05-22220518 Variation within pupils’ tasks: what does this mean to you, and how best to use it? Hosted by @mathsmrgordon
2018-06-55050618 The NCETM’s Numberblocks Support Materials: how would you use them? Hosted by @martynyeouk (the materials are at https://www.ncetm.org.uk/numberblocks).
2018-06-12120618 What do we mean by ‘Secondary readiness’ in relation to mathematics? Host: @Arithmaticks

Discussion initiated by an item from NCETM’s Questions, tasks and activities to support assessment: Year 6:

What further questions, such as 'Why...', 'What happens if...' could you ask to check that pupils really understand the ideas involved, and can use their understanding to solve a variety of problems?

Host: @mrmarchayes - a summary of the discussion is here.
2018-06-26260618 Time to ditch SOHCAHTOA? How to support deep understanding in trigonometry? Hosted by @Arithmaticks
2018-07-03030718 Two GCSE exam seasons now behind us: are we feeling clearer about what, and how we should teach? Hosted by @mathsmumof2
2018-07-03100718 Algebra without letters? How to introduce algebra without ‘letters-instead-of-numbers' spooking students? Hosted by @Arithmaticks
2018-07-03170718 Number lines: how/why do you use them? Hosted by @martynyeouk


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