Roger will consider why the topic of 'ratio, proportion and rates of change' has been identified in the new GCSE as a separate content area and why proportional reasoning is so important in mathematics through all key stages
He will consider the following questions
Roger has been a qualified maths teacher for 42 years. He was head of mathematics in three very different schools with a track record of improving outcomes for students. He also spent 11 years as a maths consultant/education officer with the East Riding of Yorkshire Authority, developing teaching and learning through demonstration lessons and coaching. Now semi-retired, he works supporting both primary and secondary teaching maths and serves as an AQA maths advocate.
Join us for an interactive, stimulating session focussing on greater depth in mathematics.
You will be fully involved working on developing conceptual rather than procedural understanding.
You will engage in solving problems, each one at various levels and experience how representations support children’s understanding, reasoning and making connections. Each problem will be approached in multiple ways and we will look at how to use manipulatives and the CPA approach to demonstrate understanding and greater depth.
Mark McCourt, will explore ways to raise attainment in mathematics across the age and ability range by creating opportunities for students to think mathematically, make deep connections and gain a greater appreciation of mathematical ideas and concepts.
There will be lots of examples to take back to the classroom as well as a discussion about the research and evidence behind the approaches and how sequences of lessons can be structured to give students the best chance of success in maths.
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!