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Charlie’s Angles

Created on 02 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 11 January 2019 by ncetm_administrator
" We should aspire to an annual cohort of over 100,000 students choosing to take Core Maths within the next 10 years"

Charlie's Angles

Thoughts on topical issues of mathematics education from the NCETM’s Director, Charlie Stripp

The importance of Core Maths and the support available

Maths education is so important that 16-year-olds shouldn’t be pondering ‘Should I take maths post-16?’ Instead they should be asking ‘Which maths should I take?

Historically, if AS/A level maths was not the right choice for students who had ‘passed’ GCSE maths, no suitable alternative post-16 maths option existed. Now (since 2014) Core Maths, which is specifically designed to fill this qualification gap, is establishing itself as an excellent option for these students.

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Previous posts

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Date Title
2013-10-22221013 Performance measures and early-entry GCSE
2013-11-20201113 The Joy of Cancelling!
2014-01-03030114 PISA results for mathematics – how can they help us?
2014-03-12120314 Shanghai Surprise!
2014-05-08080514 GCSE re-sits: grasping the nettle
2014-08-15150814 Response to Jo Boaler’s view of maths in UK schools
2014-08-22220814 Maths, Mindsets and Mastery
2014-10-03031014 Mastery in mathematics: What it is and why we should be doing it
2014-11-12121114 Guest blog by Jane Jones HMI, Ofsted
2015-04-15150415 How can we meet the needs of all pupils without differentiation of lesson content? How can we record progress without levels?
2015-06-01010615 Teaching mathematics for mastery at secondary school
2016-02-18180216 Reflections on the England-China exchange at KS3
2016-05-06060516 Working together to improve GCSE Maths outcomes in Stoke
2016-06-29290616 If it’s Friday, it must be GCSE re-sit
2016-10-19191016 Questioning Marking?
2016-11-22221116 England-China teacher exchange 2016/17: Seeing Shanghai teaching at first hand
2017-01-09090117 A practical way to improve lesson planning in secondary school maths teaching?
2017-01-23230117 Numberblocks: guest blog by Debbie Morgan, NCETM Director for Primary Mathematics
2017-01-27270117 Guest blog by a Secondary School Head of Maths
2017-09-19190917 Reflections on the uptake of AS/A level Maths, AS/A level Further Maths and Core Maths
2018-11-05051118 Maths competitions – use them to motivate all students, not just the ‘brightest’
2019-01-11110119 The importance of Core Maths and the support available



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