Find our 2021-22 offer and pathways here.

New to Teaching Core Maths

The purpose of this programme is to support teachers, who are new to teaching Core Maths, in developing specialist knowledge for teaching Core Maths and to increase their confidence in teaching the course.

The programme has a primary focus on Core Maths subject knowledge and pedagogy and will be based on these six key themes which are common to all the Core Maths specifications:

  • Using contextualised problem-solving
  • Applying Fermi estimation and modelling
  • Developing critical analysis
  • Making sense of finance
  • Using the pre-release materials
  • Exploring statistics.

Technology and online teaching will be underlying themes throughout the programme.

To find out more and to apply click here

 

A Level Modelling Work Group

  • Are you looking for ways to develop modelling within your A Level mathematics curriculum in an engaging and practical way?
  • Do you have students who lack any understanding of the basic concepts and often cannot convert ‘real life’ problems into maths that they can use to solve the problem?
  • Have you considered or would you like to consider using simple practical experiments to enable students to “feel” mathematics?
  • Do some of your students have alternative approaches to dealing with aspects of mathematics taught in other subjects for example, kinematics?

If you have answered “yes” to any of the above and would welcome the opportunity to be involved in a joint CODE/AMSP project which aims to address these questions and find solutions to help make mechanics and modelling more understandable for students, please contact Debbie Bland here.

For further information please also see the AMSP event page.

 There will be opportunities for sharing activities, resources and methods of teaching, as well as getting input from Ted Graham and  A level Physics teachers on how they teach their ‘Mechanics’

Venue: Callywith College, Bodmin

 Three sessions:

Session 1: December 14th, Modelling situations using practical approaches

Ted Graham to run a practical session using Mechanics

Focus to be modelling situations using mathematics  

Session 2: February 18th, Approaches to teaching modelling

What is your starting point, how do you develop ideas, how to link the mathematics.

Session 3: June/July date to be confirmed, Other approaches to teaching

Kinematics, projectiles, connected particles.

How different subjects approach mechanics particularly physicists.

 

If you want any further information, please email deborahb@truro-penwith.ac.uk.

Latest news from CODE Maths Hub

CODE Catch-Up Christmas 2020

CODE Catch-Up Christmas 2020

All of us here at CODE hope that you had as good a summer break as you could during these strange and challenging times. As we start the new academic year we continue to be as passionate as ever about supporting mathematics for young people in our area. We’ve modified some of our planned activity which will mean that initially a lot of our work will take place online. We hope, if the situation surrounding COVID allows, that we will be able to resume face-to-face sessions late in the Spring or Summer term.

CODE Catch-Up Autumn 2020

CODE Catch-Up Autumn 2020

All of us here at CODE hope that you had as good a summer break as you could during these strange and challenging times. As we start the new academic year we continue to be as passionate as ever about supporting mathematics for young people in our area. We’ve modified some of our planned activity which will mean that initially a lot of our work will take place online. We hope, if the situation surrounding COVID allows, that we will be able to resume face-to-face sessions late in the Spring or Summer term.

CODE Catch-Up Summer 2020

CODE Catch-Up Summer 2020

Wow – what a strange and busy year it has been! So much has happened which we couldn’t have anticipated and during these exceptionally challenging circumstances some of our activity has inevitably had to be changed and adapted. Having said this, it is testament to everyone involved in the CODE hub and their desire to improve teaching and learning in mathematics for all young people that we have continued to offer a programme of support and development. Thank you.