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Username : vivbrown
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Joined : 27 June 2006
Interests : I'm currently an NCETM Regional Co-ordinator and also a STEM Regional Subject Specialist for the North East and until recently worked as a teacher educator at the University of Sunderland. I've been 'in education' for over 25 years, teaching secondary and FE mathematics and numeracy from Entry 1 to first year University. My aim is to make mathematics accessible and interesting to all.
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Posts : vivbrown has submitted 249 forum posts
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Region : North East
Sector : Further Education College, Higher Education, Initial Teacher Education
Role : Advanced Skills Teacher, Consultant / Adviser, Functional Skills Teacher, Head of Mathematics / Mathematics Coordinators, Learning Support Staff / Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Lecturer, Newly Qualified Teacher, Researcher, Senior Leader, Subject Learning Coach, Teacher, Teacher Educator, Trainee Teacher, Volunteer
Community Membership :
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Creative Maths in Newcastle
A community for anyone interested in exploring teaching for creativity in maths. A number of Newcastle schools are collaborating with Creative Partnerships North & South Tyneside and will be sharing their experiences here. All NCETM members are welcome to join. See http://www.creative-partnerships.com for more information.
19 05/06/07
Functional Mathematics
A team in the North East of England is developing Professional Development materials for Functional maths to help teachers prepare for changes to the curriculum in 2010. If you would like to be involved in the collection and/or piloting of materials please join the community.
86 05/03/07
History of Mathematics
How does the history of mathematics help pupils learn mathematics? This is one of those questions which turns up again and again – and there are many answers to it! This community is aimed at discussing the HOWs and WHYs of using the history of mathematics in everyday teaching, and showing how this contextual tool can help make mathematics more meaningful, enjoyable, and above all fun!
84 05/06/07
Influential Mathematics Teachers community
This community gives a central place for Influential Mathematics Teachers to share ideas and resources and to form networks across the country.
291 12/07/09
London Subject Coach Network
This is a community for members of the London Subject Coaching Network and is intended as a way in which members can keep in touch between network meetings.
13 30/10/08
Mathematics in Further Education colleges
A discussion group initiated in response to the ACME Report on Mathematics in FE Colleges.
50 22/10/06
Mathematics in Special Schools Conferences
This 'hidden' community is for those attending the national conference 'Mathematics in Special Schools; the way forward'
43 13/07/09
Maths Hubs - Great North
An online community for the Great North Maths Hub
5 18/09/14
Maths Hubs - South Yorkshire
An online community for the South Yorkshire Maths Hub
46 20/09/14
MK Creative Maths Network
The group looks at maths lessons and livens them up with activities that promote deeper learning and fun! The activities are usually active and often outside the classroom.
62 19/07/11
One to One Tuition
A special interest group for discussion of one to one tuition.
143 08/10/10
Resitting GCSE Mathematics
A community to support those teaching students who are resitting GCSE Mathematics, where you can share ideas, documents, resources, research and information. Those completing the Maths Enhancement Programme are encouraged to join this community.
152 02/10/12
Resitting GCSE Mathematics: A scheme of work
A community to support teachers writing a scheme of work for a one year course for students resitting GCSE Maths in colleges.
22 08/06/14
Statistics Teacher Network
A support and professional development network for new and experienced teachers of statistics.
71 22/10/06
STEM Mathematics Network community
The STEM Mathematics Network meets once each term. They are working with the Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics approaches/resources. The community allows them to share and comment on their practice in taking forward these approaches.
16 16/03/07
Thinking Through Mathematics
The 'Thinking Through Mathematics' community exists to support and develop the active learning approaches exemplified in the Maths4Life ‘Thinking Through Mathematics’ resource file.
15 11/10/07
Watch and Learn
Watching and listening to how others teach maths can help us understand how we can improve our own teaching. This community is all about using video to improve Professional Development.
4 13/09/07
Yorkshire & The Humber Subject Learning Coaches' Community
This Subject Learning Coaches Network meets once each term. We are working with the Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics approaches/resources. The community allows us to share and comment on our practice in taking forward these approaches.
36 24/11/08