An increasingly well-known example of classroom technology for teaching maths is Desmos Classroom. However, Desmos classroom can be used in a range of contexts. Teachers from CfEM colleges and their partners who took part in the action research professional development in 2020-21 experienced using it from the perspective of a ‘student’, to complete pre-session activities.
More than 300 colleges and other post-16 sector providers have now joined one of the 21 CfEM networks, including 161 FE colleges, 66 Sixth-Form Colleges and 14 specialist colleges.
Kendra Kirby and Alex Huskisson of Wigan & Leigh College explain how a contextualised focus to teaching maths can give learners the upper hand.
Dr Diane Dalby from the University of Nottingham explains the whole college approach which ensures that improving students’ mathematics skills becomes a shared responsibility.
Two Centre Leads from the Centres for the Excellence in Maths write about going back into the classroom after lockdown and how the past year has influenced their ideas for maths curriculum planning.
The Centres for Excellence in Maths Programme will involve a control trial of approaches to teaching for Mastery in FE colleges across the country from September 2021. Find out about the first Lead Teachers meeting in this blog.
Blog by Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges, about the challenges teachers face when preparing for GCSE assessment.
Blog by the University of Nottingham on its focus on research and aim to improve understanding on good practice relating to the teaching and learning of maths in FE for the Centres for Excellence in Maths programme.
Blog by Mark Stewart, Gateshead College, on the impact that college closures have had on their action research projects for the Centres for Excellence in Maths programme.
Blog by Katie Fremlin, Centres for Excellence in Maths Project Manager at City College Plymouth, for the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme.
Blog from Andy Snape, Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) Project Manager at Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG), for the Centres for Excellence in Maths programme.
Blog by Ross Coupland, CfEM Centre Lead at New College Stamford, for the Centres for Excellence in Maths programme.