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FE and Skills


Created on 08 December 2015 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 30 March 2016 by ncetm_administrator
 

This page provides a gateway to a wide range of resources to support teachers of maths in the FE sector, and trainers in vocational areas with a maths or numeracy content. Each of the five blue circles also contains links to information about tailored workshops that the NCETM offers, to develop teachers’ and trainers’ capacity and confidence in their maths teaching. Clicking each circle opens a new box below the main image.

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Preparing for GCSE Exams

  • Resources and CPD

Taking GCSE Deeper Workshop

  1. Number and Probability
  2. Algebra and Statistics
  3. Geometry and Trigonometry

Starting to teach GCSE (post-MEP)

  1. Algebra
  2. Geometry
  3. Trigonometry

GCSE Resources

Improving your knowledge

  • Update your maths subject knowledge and maths pedagogy

GCSE preparation (MEP) Workshop

  1. Introduction
  2. Statistics and data handling
  3. Algebra
  4. Geometry
  5. Trigonometry
  6. Review

Improving your knowledge

  • Update your maths subject knowledge and maths pedagogy

Developing number

Workshop 1: Thinking about Number

This workshop aims to support participants to

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of Number topics and in particular their knowledge and understanding of
    • Number systems
    • Place value
    • Rounding numbers
    • Using manipulatives
    • Fractions, decimals and percentages and to
  • Develop their approaches to teaching Number to learners in a post-16 setting

Workshop 2: Thinking more deeply about Number

This workshop aims to support participants to

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of Number and in particular their knowledge and understanding of
    • Place value
    • Fractions, decimals and percentages
    • Ratio
    • Directed numbers and to
  • Develop their approaches to teaching Number to learners in a post-16 setting

Workshop 3: Thinking more about Number

Providers booking this workshop can, in liaison with a NCETM accredited trainer, choose sessions from the topics listed below. Each workshop 3 will also include a session looking at GCSE Higher questions.

This workshop aims to support participants to

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of Number and in particular their knowledge and understanding of
    • Prime numbers, factors (divisors), multiples, common factors, common multiples, highest common factor, lowest common multiple, prime factorisation and/or
    • Standard form and/or
    • Standard units of mass, length, time, money and other measures (including standard compound measures) and/or
    • Powers and roots and/or
    • Indices (including fractional indices) and surds (builds on Powers and roots) and/or
    • Approximation and estimation (including upper and lower bounds) and to
  • Develop their approaches to teaching Number to learners in a post-16 setting

Secure Estate Vitaliser

This all-day workshop aims to support maths teachers in the Secure Estate who are working with learners up to and including Level 2 functional maths. Teachers are invited – taking into account the specific opportunities and challenges in their sector - to

  • develop personal maths skills and confidence
  • develop maths teaching skills and confidence
  • self-assess their personal maths skills and teaching and learning skills
  • develop deeper understanding of key mathematical ideas
  • explore teaching and learning activities and approaches

Secure Estate Resources

Vocational

The following workshops support the mathematical development of post-16 learners in any of the following areas:

  • Construction & Built Environment
  • Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
  • Health & Social Care
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Sport
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Performing Arts (Theatre)
  • Performing Arts (Dance)
  • Visual Arts (Design)
  • Visual Arts (Fashion)

Module 1: Exploring maths for vocational learners

This is a generic, introductory, half-day workshop. We welcome teachers from a combination of any of the areas above; but we do need to know in advance which areas teachers are working in, so that we can provide appropriate materials.

In Module 1 teachers will have opportunities to

  • informally self-assess (no tests!) and develop their personal maths skills and confidence
  • self-assess and develop their maths teaching skills and confidence
  • explore strategies for engaging vocational learners with maths and for sustaining that engagement
  • explore appropriate mathematical learning resources

Module 2: Exploring maths for your vocational areas

Eleven different versions of this half-day workshop are available, each one focussed on one of the vocational areas listed above: Although each Module 2 workshop focuses on one subject area, we can arrange to combine two or occasionally three workshops. Teachers applying for Module 2 must already have completed Module 1.

In Module 2 teachers will

  • informally self-assess and develop their personal maths skills and confidence
  • further develop their maths teaching skills and confidence
  • explore strategies for engaging vocational learners with maths and for sustaining that engagement
  • explore mathematical learning resources specific to their vocational area

Module 3 – Beyond The Worksheet

Module 3 is a very practical workshop in which participants review and adapt resources, activities and approaches for use with their own learners. We welcome teachers from a combination of any of the above areas; but we do need to know in advance which areas teachers are working in. Teachers applying for Module 3 must already have completed Module 1 + Module 2.

Module 4 - This worked for me

In this generic half-day workshop teachers are supported to critically examine resources that worked – or didn’t – for them and their learners. Teachers will develop a “checklist” which will help them choose useful resources and activities. Teachers applying for Module 4 must already have completed Module 1 + Module 2 + Module 3.

Vocational Resources

NCETM CPD Advisory and Support Service (NCASS)

If you are interested in hosting any of the workshops described on these pages, please email the NCETM, and we will contact you to discuss details.

And other enquiries can be directed to the NCETM CPD Advisory and Support Service which aims to respond to questions looking for guidance about and recommendations of resources on the NCETM website and queries about NCETM courses, events and other CPD activities.


 

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