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Created on 17 December 2018 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 13 March 2020 by ncetm_administrator

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Six resources for teaching and learning times tables

How do your pupils learn times tables? From digestible research to interesting resources, these ideas will help you reflect.

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How can schools and colleges offer Core Maths?

How a variety of colleges and schools are managing the logistics of offering Core Maths.

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Using the NCETM Professional Development Materials for departmental learning

We visit a school using the materials to structure INSET and department time for professional development.

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Multiplying by 10 – is it OK to just put a zero?

Find out what our Professional Development Materials say about how children should be taught to multiply by 10.

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Six images to help plan primary maths lessons

Six images, exposing mathematical structure, that might prompt deeper thought when designing maths lessons from Year 1 to Year 6.

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Mixed age planning and teaching for mastery

A Work Group looks at ways to manage maths curriculum objectives with two or more year groups in one class.

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How maths textbooks are making a comeback

Two primary schools explain how they use textbook schemes to support teaching for mastery.

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Ten calculations that A level students should be doing on a calculator: can yours?

The AMSP's Tom Button looks at which calculations A level students should be doing on a calculator, including finding a derivative, solving quadratic and simultaneous equations.

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Charlie Stripp

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Raising the status of professional development

A new blog post from the NCETM’s Director argues for a set amount of protected maths-specific professional development time for all teachers of maths.

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Ten minute read: Q&A with Eugenia Cheng

'Is there a relationship between maths, gender and learning? How might it be characterised?' Dr Eugenia Cheng shares her ideas.

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Eight GCSE maths questions that surprised the exam boards

Which questions helped your students fly? And on which ones did they flounder? We asked the exam boards for the national picture. Does their response match yours?

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A maths book isn’t just for Christmas

Six maths books out in 2019 that might help you enhance your teaching.

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Completing the square

What is the square that is being completed? Algebra tiles can be moved around to represent this manipulation - particularly with students familiar with area models of multiplication from KS3.

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Jenny Laurie

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Why mastery makes us optimistic about our next GCSE results

How one school's move to collaborative lesson planning has made maths lessons more consistent.

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A grey area: the importance of colour in representations

KS1 teachers consider how the use of colour in images and manipulatives can help (and hinder) understanding.

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What is unitising, and why is it important?

Want to know about 'unitising' and why it is so important for children to grasp? This article follows the concept through Years 1-6, also demonstrating effective curriculum sequencing.

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Understanding multiplicative relationships

Do your students know that, for any two numbers, there’s always a unique third number that links them multiplicatively?

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How the NCETM's mastery materials are making an impact

Want to consolidate your subject knowledge, plan your maths lessons effectively and be assured that your pupils will grasp concepts with confidence? Use the NCETM Professional Development materials.

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Summer holiday reading 2019

A round-up of our recent features, which might stimulate your thinking for September

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Making the most of maths competitions

Maths competitions can be a great way to broaden students’ mathematical horizons. Get the dates in the school diary early!

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What have you missed? What’s coming up?

We’ve produced a summary of our publications in 2018/19, and we look ahead to what's coming in 2019/20.

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Top tips for teaching GCSE resit

Useful pointers from teachers in a Maths Hub GCSE resit Work Group, working in various settings across South Yorkshire.

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Available now! NCETM Secondary Mastery Professional Development Materials

Read about our comprehensive Secondary Mastery Professional Development Materials, what they are, who they are for, and how they can be used.

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Maths Podcasts: CPD direct to your ears

Podcast listening is on the up. And it can play a role in maths CPD. We suggest where you might start.

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'Not working in ability groups has been a revelation'

Two teachers from a primary school on the Mastery Readiness Programme explain why they are no longer grouping by prior attainment, and what this has done for their pupils.

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The answer is only the beginning

We look at two of this year’s KS2 SATs questions. In both cases, we analyse the demands made on pupils and the mathematical thinking required to produce an answer.

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T levels: what maths teachers need to know

New 'T levels' are post-16 qualifications that will stand alongside A levels and apprenticeships, starting in September 2020. Here's what maths teachers need to know.

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An unexpected angle to teaching congruent triangles

Secondary teacher, Ben Waine, tells how a student insight uncovered special cases when two sides and an angle (ASS/SSA) do provide conditions for congruency.

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Using calculators in Years 6 and 7

Calculator skills can sometimes be overlooked in Year 6. When should Year 6 and 7 teachers get the calculators out? And how might they use them?

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How social media is changing my CPD

Here, a primary school maths lead talks about what social media offers to inspire, support and challenge his ways of teaching maths.

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Improving children’s confidence in maths starts with parents

Find out what one primary teacher has done to improve children's confidence by engaging parents in learning maths.

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Why we employed a primary teacher for maths in our secondary school

How one school employed a primary teacher to help introduce mastery.

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Outstanding schools, Ofsted and mastery

Whatever their context, Outstanding primary schools can deliver maths through teaching for mastery. Find out how three schools do it, and why Ofsted liked what they saw in maths lessons.

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How variation has changed my teaching

‘It’s about getting students to notice what’s the same and what’s different.’ How one secondary maths teacher now uses variation theory in her teaching.

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Improving maths in multi-academy trusts by engaging with Maths Hubs

How two multi-academy trusts (MATs) are engaging with Maths Hubs and seeing maths performance rise.

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Teaching telling the time: a non-standard approach

After two decades of teaching ‘telling the time’, Kristen Weiss discovers a way to help children better understand the complexities.

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An effective model for collaborative planning in maths

Could collaborative planning sessions make a difference in your school? At Southfields Academy they have led to improved lesson quality, reduced planning time, and better staff retention.

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Ten resources for GCSE maths revision lessons

Looking for something to liven up your GCSE revision lessons this year? We have picked out a selection of sites and resources that will help with your lesson and homework planning this revision season.

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How to get students taking Core Maths

Core Maths is increasingly popular, but can still present a recruitment challenge. We visited USP College in Essex to find out their six steps to effective enrolment.

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Language and maths: teaching EAL pupils

Why do we say ‘eleven’ rather than ‘onety-one’? Gabriel Flores, teaching in Bangkok, found out how numbers and fractions are expressed in Thai, and used this to understand how his EAL pupils grasp mathematical structure.

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Using maths storybooks to engage children

Expert in maths story picture books, Vince T, tells us how he got interested, what makes a good maths storybook and how we might use them in the classroom. He also recommends some of his favourites.

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Number bonds to 10 using bead strings: a lightbulb moment

Stevie Devlin reflects on what he saw in a Year 1 lesson.

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Five resources for planning your post-mock exam lessons

We’ve picked out some sites to help you make the most of your Year 11s’ mock exams and analyse their results.

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Why might the word ‘ratio’ cause confusion for students learning trigonometry?

Ratio: how can we teach a conceptual understanding in Y8, to support understanding of trigonometry in KS4? After watching how a Shanghai teacher approaches it, Gwen Tresidder reassesses her own understanding.

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How and why one Yorkshire school is teaching Core Maths

Colin Prestwich, Head of Maths at Harrogate Grammar School, explains the benefits of offering Core Maths at KS5 to schools and students. He also suggests ways to overcome some of the barriers.

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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?

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