Developing mathematical thinking in post 16 students is a free Professional Development course funded by the London Schools Excellence Fund, and being offered by MEI to teachers in London schools wanting to develop strategies for introducing appropriate teaching techniques and resources to develop post 16 students' mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The ability to think mathematically, breaking problems down into logical steps and solving them efficiently, is widely recognised as a highly desirable skill in higher education and industry. The development of strong mathematical thinking skills will gives students more confidence in approaching problems and has been shown to result in improved attainment. Students who are more confident and have good problem-solving skills will find that they have a much improved chance of reaching their full potential. Students who have good mathematical and problem-solving skills will be able to access qualifications that can prepare them for study at a top university.
Preparation for course:
The follow up online sessions and gap tasks will allow teachers to reflect on:
All delegates who attend the initial course will be invited to a summer problem-solving conference that will allow teachers to plan how they will develop a culture of effectively providing a scheme of work that develops mathematical thinking in their students.
Delegates will be provided with a booklet of problems, exercises, hints, approaches and solutions.
This course is aimed at all teachers of A level and post 16 Mathematics.
This course has now been offered by MEI with LSEF funding for the last time. If you are interested in attending such a course please contact [email protected]
Please note that this course is open to teachers from state funded schools and colleges in London only.
This course is free to teachers from state funded schools and colleges in London.
Course fees for successful applicants will be covered by the London Schools Excellence Fund. Cover costs are not included.
Up to two teachers from each school or college may attend.
The application form has now been removed since the courses have now finished.
If you would like further details, please contact the course leader, Phil Chaffé.
Alternatively contact the CPD administration team:
Telephone: 01225 716494
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