Training for Swindon maths teachers at Ridgeway, 9-12
“Differentiation by Depth” by Steve Lomax – Steve will forward the slides to KM.
From SJCC: Mike and Darwin
This was a good mixture of doing maths with other teachers and ideas for making lessons more productive, looking at deep understanding. A lot of it has been introduced at SJCC already, in terms of differentiated questions, and a lot of the ideas were already familiar. The Bar model was introduced, and we tackled a few questions on it. Steve also mentioned Don Steward as a good source of resources.
Steve runs kangaroomaths.com, which contains a load of ideas that should be incorporated into schemes of work, and is actually a scheme of work in itself, but not one that should necessarily be incorporated wholesale.
I also found out that oblong is not just another name for a rectangle!
I mentioned to Steve about Swindon Schools Network, which I have used to organise G&T days and network meetings, as well as keeping minutes from them in one place. It would be good if a similar thing existed for maths teachers. Would be interesting to hear from Maths Leaders whether it is needed.
Excellent lunch and refreshments in general, and a good spirit in the room. Hopefully these ideas can be incorporated successfully into the Maths Handbook.