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Designing tasks for Desmos Classroom

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.

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Are you part of a CfEM network?

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.

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How CfEM activities has helped colleges contextualise maths for their vocational students

Kendra Kirby and Alex Huskisson of Wigan & Leigh College explain how a contextualised focus to teaching maths can give learners the upper hand.

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Adopting a whole college approach to the organisation and teaching of mathematics

Dr Diane Dalby from the University of Nottingham explains the whole college approach which ensures that improving students’ mathematics skills becomes a shared responsibility.

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Building a successful maths network – top tips

City College Plymouth share their top tips on how to build and sustain a successful maths network.

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CfEM Blog: Lessons from lockdown – mathematics curriculum planning

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.

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CfEM Blog: The Teaching for Mastery in FE Research Project – first meeting of the Lead Teachers

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.

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CfEM Blog: Preparing for GCSE assessment submissions

Blog by Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges, about the challenges teachers face when preparing for GCSE assessment.

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CfEM blog: Action Research at Tameside College

Blog by Tracy Dutton, Maths Curriculum Leader, Tameside College, one of our Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM).

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CfEM blog: CfEM’s focus on research

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.

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CfEM blog: Changing focus when things go wrong

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.

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CfEM blog: Mastering Mathematics with City College Plymouth

Blog by Katie Fremlin, Centres for Excellence in Maths Project Manager at City College Plymouth, for the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme.

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CfEM blog: reflection on the Autumn Term’s CPD

Blog by Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges, for the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme.

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CfEM blog: an honest look at the impact of lockdown on CfEM providers

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.

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CfEM blog: thoughts on action research at New College Stamford

Blog by Ross Coupland, CfEM Centre Lead at New College Stamford, for the Centres for Excellence in Maths programme.

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