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Tom Roper talks Functional Mathematics


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Created on 22 November 2007 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 15 February 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Tom Roper and colleagues from the University of Leeds are playing a major role in the development of new curriculum and assessment in 14-19 Mathematics. Tom gave an insight into a significant aspect of his work in a talk to mathematicians and teachers from the region at Woodkirk Maths & Computing College in Leeds. The talk entitled “Functional mathematics - where has it come from, what is it and what might it look like in the class room and examination room?”  was organised by Yorkshire Branch of the MA and supported by NCETM.

Click here for the notes from the talk

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23 January 2009 11:02
my thoughts exactly.
the article is "sold" as support but it is basically the talk they do to sell functional skills to headteachers and industry, NOT help/ support/ ideas for teachers or HODS.
please can we have links to exam boards, teaching ideas etc. IE things that are useful NOT preaching to the converted or even the overloaded teacher!!!!!!!!
By scampy
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23 January 2009 01:36
My thoughts exactly - I agree with Tony's comment above.
By lemonstar
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14 January 2009 20:16
I am somewhat disappointed by Tom Roper's talk. I opened his ppt file hoping to find out much more tangibly the meaning of this term "Functional Mathematics". Is there an implication that traditional subjects like mechanics, applied mechanics, statistics and basic OR all fail this intent? I would have appreciated some examples of questions that identify the intent. Perhaps I have overlooked something in Tom's talk. This comment is without prejudice.
By Tony
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