Mastery in Mathematics

FULL DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE

A one-day event for subject leaders and maths teachers in primary and secondary schools. During the day we will consider the ideas behind a mastery approach to mathematics and explore whether this requires us to make changes to our current practice.

We will address these questions: What does ‘mastery’ mean? What are the implications for teachers in schools? How can we reduce the burden of implementing a mastery philosophy?

Overview

The day will include an overview of the theory and history of mastery learning:

  • Curriculum Design
  • Planning for mastery learning
  • Concrete → Pictorial → Abstract
  • Assessing mastery
  • Implications for teaching, learning and assessment
  • The Ofsted view
  • Problem solving, reasoning

Example Programme

  • 09:30   An introduction to mastery, its history and the evidence
  • 10:30   The essential ingredients of mastery and what matters most
  • 12:00   Subject Knowledge
  • 12:30   Lunch
  • 13:00   Curriculum and assessment design
  • 13:45   Exemplar materials and approach
  • 15:00   Finish

You will leave the course with...

  • An appreciation of the research and evidence behind mastery learning.
  • A full understanding of the implications that a mastery approach has on current practice.
  • Practical approaches to implementing a mastery approach in the maths classroom.
  • An approach to curriculum design and implementation.
  • An approach to teaching, learning and assessment resources for all key stages.

This course is appropriate for...

  • Primary, Secondary and FE Teachers
  • Non Specialists
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
  • Maths Subject Leaders

Your Course Leaders

Mark McCourt

Mark is the UK's leading authority on teaching for mastery. He has trained over 2000 schools in mastery models for schooling in the UK and overseas.

A leading figure in mathematics education, Mark has led many large-scale government education initiatives, both in the UK and overseas. Mark was a Director at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and has also been a school leader, an Advanced Skills Teacher, a school inspector and a teacher trainer. He founded and was Chairman of the Teacher Development Trust.

Mark has extensive experience of mathematics teaching and learning across all age and ability groups, having taught students from age 3 to PhD!

Chris McGrane

Chris has 13 years of teaching experience, spread across 3 very different schools. Before becoming Mathematics Lead for La Salle in Scotland he was Principal Teacher of Maths at Hillhead High School and oversaw the design and implementation of a mastery curriculum - the first of its type in Scotland.

Chris has played a role in moving forward professional dialogue regarding mathematics education in Scotland. In addition to conference presentations he uses Twitter daily to share insight, ideas and opinion. He regularly publishes articles on his blog https://chrismcgrane.blogspot.com/. Recently, reflecting his interest in effective task design, Chris launched the website http://startingpointsmaths.blogspot.com/ which shares tasks he has written and collated from colleagues.

Jonathan Hall

Jonathan has been teaching Maths in secondary schools since completing his PGCE in 2005. Before becoming a Mathematics Lead for La Salle, he was a successful head of department at Leeds City Academy for over five years and continues to work there as a Lead Practitioner of Mathematics.

Over the past decade, Jonathan has made significant contributions to the maths community by the creation of several well-known websites, most notably MathsBot, used by millions of teachers and students each year.

Jonathan has regularly presented at local and national conferences where he shares his both experiences and ideas from the classroom and the resources he creates. He is a keen Twitter user and is often posting new resources or updates to existing ones based on feedback from the maths community.

Locations and Dates:

  • Shrewsbury

    Prestfelde School (SY2 6NZ)

    Tuesday, 26th November 2019

  • Inverness

    Inverness High School (IV3 5DZ)

    Friday, 29th November 2019

  • Cardiff

    Willows High School (CF24 2YE)

    Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

  • Dumfries

    Venue TBA

    Thursday, 20th February 2020

Course Fees

Free

Non-Member

NORMALLY, OUR CPD COURSES COST NON-MEMBERS £140, HOWEVER WE ARE SUBSIDISING THIS SERIES OF MASTERY IN MATHEMATICS EVENTS FOR ALL — COMPLETE MATHS MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS!

Free

Member

All Complete Mathematics members benefit from free access to courses and conferences from La Salle Education

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