Level 5 GCSE Maths – Session 8

Making Connections

Welcome to the eight session

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

  • Apply differentiation strategies in order to meet all learners’ needs
  • Support learners in making connections: 
    • between mathematical representations and topics; 
    • between solving problems in different ways; 
    • between mathematics, vocational applications and everyday experience
  • Liaise with other professionals to identify ways to develop own practice in teaching maths.

Session 8 PowerPoint slides

Here is Julia’s facilitator PowerPoint presentation for session 8:

Session 8 slides

Session Padlet

Here is the Padlet for this session.

Further reading (for accreditation)

Askew, M., Brown, M., Rhodes, V., Baker, D., Denvir, H. and Millett, A. (1997) Effective teachers of numeracy. London: King’s College London. 

Coben, D., Brown, M., Rhodes, V., Swain, J., Ananiadou, K., Brown, P., Ashton, J., Holder, D., Lowe, S., Magee, C., Nieduszynska, S. and Storey, V. (2007) Effective Teaching and Learning: Numeracy. London. NRDC. 

Coffield F., Moseley D., Hall E., & Ecclestone K. (2004) Learning Styles and Pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review. London: LSRC. 

Riener, C., & Willingham, D. (2010). The myth of learning styles. Change: The magazine of higher learning, 42(5), 32-35.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/249039450_The_Myth_of_Learning_Styles 

Robey, C. and Jones, E. (2015) Engaging Learners in GCSE English and maths, Leicester: NIACE. https://learningandwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Engaging-Learners-in-GCSE-Maths-and-English.pdf 

Casey, H., Cara, O., Eldred, J., Grief, S., Hodge., Ivanic, R., Jupp, T., Lopez, D. & McNeil, B. (2006) “You wouldn’t expect a maths teacher to teach plastering…”: Embedding literacy, language and numeracy in post-16 vocational programmes – the impact on learning and achievement. London: NRDC. 

Preparation for next session

Read the MEI booklet: Strategies for preparing learners for maths examinations 

Make notes of the key points & evaluate the different approaches to revision.

Download the MEI booklet here

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