Level 5 GCSE Maths – Session 5

Effective practice in teaching GCSE maths

Welcome to the fifth session

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Analyse research into effective practice in teaching mathematics in England and other countries.

Session 5 PowerPoint slides

Here is Julia’s facilitator PowerPoint presentation for session 5:

Session Padlet

Here is the Padlet for this session.

Follow-up activities

Recommended reading 
Skemp, R. R. (1976) Relational understanding and instrumental understanding. Mathematics Teaching, 77: 20–6.

Maths No Problem (2014) Singapore Maths [available at http://www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk/singapore-maths 

NCETM Mastery microsite https://www.ncetm.org.uk/teaching-for-mastery/ 

MEI (2014) Realistic Mathematics Education, [available at http://www.mei.org.uk/rme  

Further reading (for accreditation)

Cockcroft, W.H. (1982) Mathematics Counts: Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Teaching of Mathematics in Schools. London: HMSO [available at http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/cockcroft/cockcroft1982.html 

Bruner, J.S. (1966) Toward a Theory of Instruction. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 

Dienes, Z. (1960). Building Up Mathematics (4th edition). London: Hutchinson Educational Ltd. OECD (2014) PISA results in focus: What 15-year-olds know and what they can do with what they know. [available at https://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisa-2015-results-in-focus.pdf 

The Research Base (2014) Effective Practices in Post-16 Vocational Maths: Final Report. London: The Education and Training Foundation. [available at https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Effective-Practices-in-Post-16-Vocational-Maths-v4-0.pdf

All course materials were developed as part of an ETF programme by ccConsultancy and they both should be acknowledged if any material is used on other projects.