MAT Pedagogy Session December 2017

Thank you to Emmanuel for hosting this half term’s MAT pedagogy session. It’s great to get to know our new colleagues and to start working together more regularly.

The documents from the session are attached below. I would encourage departments to work collaboratively to complete the Key Learning Point Breakdown sheet when planning new units of work, particularly for our GCSE lessons. As these are not centrally planned there is a danger that everyone could end up working separately to plan lessons on the same topic. With so much experience and so many people in the Maths departments across the Trust it would be foolish not to take advantage of this. Maybe departments could take an upcoming topic each, break down the key objective from the GCSE specification into key learning points and create a sheet for each to share across the Trust.

Over time, the GCSE area on the website could then be broken into Key Learning Points for each topic with a link to the Key Learning Point Breakdown sheets. Teachers could then use these as a starting point for their planning on these topics.

Here are the documents from Thursday’s session:

MAT pedagogy session 2
Teaching for Mastery at Secondary + 5 big ideas
Key Learning Point Breakdown

Here are some examples of completed Key Learning Point Breakdown sheets. These were completed by colleagues from the Maths Hubs Secondary Mastery programme. They are just rough drafts at the moment, but we do hope to tidy them up and add to them over the year.

Example of completed Key Learning Point Breakdown

If you do complete any sheets it would be great if we could share these with the Maths Hubs. If departments across the country work on these and collate them centrally, it would save all of us a lot of work!

Thank you also to Adam for his presentation on raising the profile of numeracy across the school. There were some lovely ideas that we can take. I particularly liked the Brilliant Individuals Doing Maths Around School. Genius!

Adam also mentioned the Christmaths activities they would be doing over at Wollaton this year. Here is a link to last year’s Christmaths activities. If you do have any new ones to add, please send them over so they can be added to the page.

Christmaths activities

The NRich advent calendar is also a really nice resource to use every day in the run up to Christmas. It’s here if you haven’t seen it already:

NRich 2017 Secondary Advent Calendar

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Enjoy the last two weeks everyone and have a fabulous Christmas if I don’t see you before.