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, and there's also a podcast discussion between two hosts, explaining what they (and others!) get out of these weekly chats.

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.*

**Tuesday 1 February 2022**

How do you order the teaching/learning of A level maths?

Host: Rob Southern

**Tuesday 8 February 2022**

How do you support the CPD of yourself and others in a busy school schedule?

Host: Kathryn Darwin

**Tuesday 15 February 2022**

What do you love about maths and maths teaching?

Host: Martyn Yeo

### 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 25 January 2022**

How do you find/create problems/situations that prompt mathematical reasoning naturally?

Hosted by Jenny Hill-Parker.

**Tuesday 18 January 2022**

Where do students record their mathematics, and how 'neat' is it expected to be?

Hosted by Charlotte Hawthorne.

**Tuesday 11 January 2022**

How do you make maths in context engaging and authentic?

Hosted by Catherine van Saarloos.

**Tuesday 14 December**

How has your maths teaching gone this term? Have you made any NEW Year resolutions?

Hosted by Charlotte Hawthorne.

**Tuesday 7 December**

Planning for students’ learning together as a team: how do you do it?

Hosted by Alice Ward-Gow.

**Tuesday 30 November**

Do you teach Maths and Further Maths in parallel or in series at A level? What are the challenges and how do you address them?

Hosted by Rob Southern.

**Tuesday 23 November**

Now that we are well into the 2021/22 school year, how are you helping your pupils making good progress in maths?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.

**Tuesday 16 November**

Your favourite online manipulatives: what are they, how do you and your pupils/students use them, and for what purpose?

Hosted by Alice Ward-Gow.

**Tuesday 9 November**

Effective ways of using worked examples: what are they, and (how) do you use them?

Hosted by Catherine Edwards.

**Tuesday 2 November**

Supporting the maths teaching of Early Career Teachers (ECTs): how do you do it?

Hosted by Martyn Yeo.

**Tuesday 19 October**

Year 11: what will be your priorities for their learning from now until GCSE time?

Hosted by Sharon Malley.

**Tuesday 12 October**

How are you building on the previous maths learning of your Y7 pupils?

Hosted by Alison Hopper.

**Tuesday 5 October**

How is your A level teaching going this term?

Hosted by Simon Ball.

**Tuesday 28 September**

What does literacy in mathematics mean to you? How do you address it in your teaching?

Hosted by Jenny Hill-Parker.

**Tuesday 21 September**

Marking and feedback: what do you do, and how does it support learning and teaching?

Hosted by Alice Ward-Gow.

**Tuesday 14 September**

How are you helping primary pupils experience maths in the wider curriculum?

Hosted by Martyn Yeo.

**Tuesday 7 September**

What will you do that’s new/different in your maths teaching this term?

Hosted by Kathryn Darwin.

**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.