Our weekly, Twitter-based chats are designed to engage UK maths teachers of all age groups – including, of course, primary and trainee teachers – as well as all maths education professionals involved in helping teachers with their initial and ongoing professional learning.

Each chat is centred on a specific theme, always relevant to maths professional development, and gently steered by a host from the maths education community – usually a teacher. We welcome all suggestions for discussion themes, and offers of volunteer moderators. These can be emailed to us at info@ncetm.org.uk, or tweet us at either @mathscpdchat or @NCETM.

The weekly discussions are grouped together under the hashtag **#mathscpdchat** (see **How to take part in a discussion** below for more explanation) and set in motion by the NCETM's @mathscpdchat Twitter account. A record of all contributions to each discussion can be found in the archive below.

You can find out more about the discussions in our feature article.

If you need more information or assistance, please do contact us: we'll be happy to help!

### Upcoming Maths CPD chats

*All chats take place at 7pm unless stated otherwise.*

MathsCPDchat is now taking a break for the summer - see you back in September!

**Tuesday 7 September 2021**

Topic tbc

Host: tbc

### How to take part in a discussion

- First of all, if you haven’t already got one, you will need a Twitter account of your own. When you’ve got one, make sure you follow @NCETM, along with any other people or organisations who interest you. Twitter has its own tour as well as a getting started guide
- Go the the @mathscpdchat Twitter account at the start time of the chat
- Include the hashtag
**#mathscpdchat**in all of your Tweets during the discussion - You will also need a means of ensuring that you can see all other Tweets that include
**#mathscpdchat**, as well Tweets from the people you choose to follow. One option to achieve this (at no cost) is TweetDeck. - Join the discussion and have your say

### Recent Maths CPD chats

**Tuesday 13 July**

What has been significant in your primary, secondary or post-16 maths teaching in 2020-21?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.

**Tuesday 6 July**

Simple as 𝜋? How do we help students use, and understand, the formulae linked to circles?

Hosted by Sharon Malley.

**Tuesday 29 June**

What material (such as guidance on websites, textbooks, schemes, and research reports) is proving to be most helpful in your KS1/2 maths teaching? How is it helping?

Hosted by Martyn Yeo.

**Tuesday 22 June**

How do you help students learn to use algebra to reason from given information to missing information?

Hosted by David Helsby.

**Tuesday 15 June**

How do you help students see relationships between information, appropriate strategies and missing information when solving mathematical problems?

Hosted by Gemma Scott.

**Tuesday 8 June**

Ofsted’s research review into maths

Hosted by @Ofstednews.

**Tuesday 25 May**

What have been the ‘highlights’ in your maths teaching this term?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.

**Tuesday 18 May**

What are important considerations and implications for KS4/5 transition in this extraordinary year?

Hosted by David Helsby.

**Tuesday 11 May**

KS2 teachers: what are your maths-teaching plans for the rest of this term?

Hosted by Martyn Yeo.

**Tuesday 4 May**

Proportional reasoning: how do you help pupils apply it efficiently?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.

**Tuesday 27 April**

How can you introduce trigonometry so that students will use it with deep understanding?

Hosted by Sharon Malley.

**Tuesday 20 April**

How are you interpreting the 2021 GCSE Grade Descriptors?

Hosted by Gemma Scott.

**Tuesday 30 March**

What has been particularly significant in your maths teaching this term?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.

**Tuesday 23 March**

Algebraic thinking: what learning experiences help pupils begin to develop competence?

Hosted by Sharon Malley.

**Tuesday 16 March**

What kinds of guidance should be in a KS3/4 scheme of work?

Hosted by Esther Stevens.

**Tuesday 9 March**

KS2-3 transition in a year without SATs: what will it be like?

Hosted by Alison Hopper.

**Tuesday 2 March**

Maths department meetings: what are they for? What do you do in yours?

Hosted by David Helsby.

**Tuesday 23 February**

What are great ways to help pupils understand and use place value?

Hosted by Charlotte Hawthorne.

**Tuesday 9 February**

How is your maths teaching going this term?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.

**Tuesday 2 February**

How do you define key mathematical ideas (e.g. vector, ratio, factor...) when working with students in KS4/5?

Hosted by Simon Ball.

**Tuesday 26 January**

How do pupils learn to understand, connect and use factors, prime factors, multiples, HCF and LCM?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.

**Tuesday 19 January**

Remote teaching: what did you learn last time? What will you do differently this time?

Hosted by Martyn Yeo.

**Tuesday 12 January**

How are you planning for your Y11 GCSE groups to work on mathematics this term?

Hosted by Gemma Scott.

**Tuesday 15 December**

What has your maths teaching been like this term? How are you hoping it will be next term?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.

**Tuesday 08 December**

What kinds of mistake do students make in mathematics? Why do they make them, and how can you help?

Hosted by David Helsby.

**Tuesday 01 December**What are you finding to be effective ways to help pupils understand and use fractions?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.