News from the NCETM

Posted: 09/12/2019

MEI is a partner in the consortium that manages the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Charlie Stripp, MEI's Chief Executive, is also the Director of the NCETM, and several other MEI colleagues work directly on the programme.

Here's a round-up of the NCETM's recent activities:

  • A major project to produce Mastery Professional Development Materials for secondary teachers is now complete. Covering the KS3 curriculum, promoting a deep understanding of mathematical structure, the materials are proving popular with the first teachers to use them. They also include guidance documents and videos to support use of algebra tiles, bar models, CuisenaireĀ® rods and other representations.

  • A substantial report into the development and impact of the Teaching for Mastery Programme in primary schools has been published, evaluating the first four years.

  • A new five-minute video explains the work of the Maths Hubs Programme and there's also a video to explain "What is a Work Group?"

  • School leaders are being supported in their understanding of what teaching for mastery is and how it might benefit their schools through a set of school leader videos and a podcast.

  • ITE providers are supported in introducing teaching for mastery through a set of six sessions suitable for use with secondary trainee teachers.

  • The NCETM podcast continues to prove popular. The variety of guests includes Dr Eugenia Cheng (keynote speaker at MEI Conference this year), the exam boards, and participants in various Maths Hub activities.

To keep up to date with NCETM news, activities and publications, sign up for the monthly NCETM Secondary Round-up.

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