Happy Christmas from all at CODE Maths Hub!
Whilst this has been a challenging year for everyone in education, it’s now time to take a well-earned rest over Christmas and look forward to welcoming the new year in. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked with the hub through this time and all the teachers who’ve collaborated with us, adapting to online learning and facing changes in their day-to-day teaching. We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a restful break.
The first lockdown in Spring now seems a long time ago, but our popular resources are still available for download – please go to the drop down menu ‘Lockdown Resources’. Our Offer is available for download below.
We will be advertising our Subject Knowledge work groups in Spring so please look out for these in the usual places – here, on Twitter, Facebook and in your inbox!
Welcome to CODE Maths Hub, led by Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall, part of the national network of Maths Hubs that work together in the national Maths Hub Programme. We cover the geographical area of Cornwall and parts of West Devon, including Plymouth, South Hams, Torbay and Teignbridge. Among our key, strategic partners are the following – the Cornwall Teaching School, Torbay Teaching School Alliance, the North Devon Teaching School Alliance, Marjon and Plymouth Universities and the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP).
We take forward activities that aim to:
- INSPIRE – a love of mathematics in our children, young people and teachers alike.
- DEVELOP – support teachers and leaders throughout Cornwall and West Devon by providing access to continuing professional development (CPD), resources and research.
- EXPLORE – look closely at developing mastery pedagogy in primary, secondary and post 16 settings.
- COLLABORATE – work closely with other Maths Hubs throughout the national programme and in particular with our fellow South West hubs: Jurassic Maths Hub, Boolean Maths Hub and GLOW Maths Hub
Entering into the Maths Hub mastery project, I have to admit that my knowledge of the mastery concept, and what this looked like in practice, was somewhat confused due to previous mixed messages and little clarity provided from ‘up high’. The Maths Hub has been great in providing this clarity, particularly in how to create a balance between delivering Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. Taking the best bits (and not all!) from the Shanghai observations back to school has changed our mindset with regard to our expectations and curriculum delivery. The mood throughout the whole school has changed; children are enjoying Maths and teachers are enjoying this new approach, which is already showing a positive impact on teaching and learning.
Latest news from CODE Maths Hub
Firstly, all of us at CODE Maths Hub hope that you, your families and school communities are well during these challenging times. As you will be aware that we have suspended all face-to-face contact over this summer term, although we have been able to maintain some support as we become more accomplished with the use of online meetings! This ‘Catch-up’ is a short update to keep you informed of the current work that is happening and also to make you aware of upcoming opportunities.