- Published: 02/07/2019
With the school year drawing to a close, we’re taking the chance to look back at 2018/19, and forward to 2019/20, pointing to some of the things we've published over the last year that you may have missed (and that may still be useful to you).
Mastery Professional Development materials – primary and secondary
One of the main areas on our site covers teaching for mastery. We’re continuing to produce Professional Development Materials to support primary teachers. The first ‘spine’, Number, Addition and Subtraction, is complete, and Multiplication and Division will be complete shortly – and we’ve just published the first two ‘segments’ of Fractions.
But it’s not just about primary! Our new materials to support teachers in secondary are being published soon, for you to use in September. They can be used for general guidance or to introduce a teaching for mastery approach. This video and article explain more.
And for Early Years…
The Early Years area of our website focusing on how Reception age and younger children develop their early mathematical thinking, was launched back in November.
It aims to help teachers and practitioners in Early Years settings gain a clearer understanding of how children build early number sense, and to provide tips on how best to support that learning. And you’ll also find a link to our materials supporting the first two series of the popular CBeebies Numberblocks programme.
Maths Hubs projects for 2019/20
The national Maths Hubs Network offers professional development opportunities for anyone involved in the teaching of maths, with the aim of driving school-wide change.
For 2019/20, hubs are offering over 20 national projects to drive forward your own professional development or that of your department or school. Projects are aimed at teachers of all school and college phases, from Early Years, through primary and GCSE, to post-16.
Contact your local Maths Hub to see which projects are on offer, and get involved with these exciting professional development opportunities.
If you want to find out what it’s like to be involved in a maths hubs project, one of our podcasts went behind the scenes last autumn to find out.
Also, in 2018/19, the network of Maths Hubs expanded from 35 to 37, with two new hubs starting work in the North West. There have also been some hub name and boundary changes. You can check which is your local hub on the Maths Hubs website. By autumn 2020 there will be 40 Maths Hubs supporting maths teaching in England.
Magazines, Round-ups and Features
Finally, at the beginning of 2019, you might have noticed something new in your inbox. Our Primary and Secondary Magazines were given a fresh new look and feel, becoming the Primary and Early Years Round-up and Secondary Round-up.
And our new Features page is the place to go for the latest articles. Recently, we’ve looked in depth at two of this year’s Key Stage 2 SATs questions, offered some suggestions for starting your journey into the world of maths education podcasts (including the growing collection of NCETM podcasts), and found out how one secondary teacher now uses variation theory in her teaching.