Raising Confidence


The AMSP has a commitment to provide Professional Development for mathematics teachers to help improve the range of extension and enrichment activities that students experience in order that they will consider undertaking further study in mathematics.
Events are provided free of charge to secondary teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies.


NEW Professional Development Course - Piloting this September!


Raising Confidence with Technology

This day develops technology skills for secondary school teachers. The skills are transferable across all aspects of mathematics teaching and we will focus in most cases on Higher Tier GCSE topics. There will be opportunities to share ideas and strategies for working with students and technology. Delegates will be given resources as well as having the opportunity to create bespoke files to support their students. Delegates will be fully supported throughout the day.

Delegates are requested to bring a laptop or tablet with GeoGebra installed on it. GeoGebra can be downloaded free from www.geogebra.org. No previous experience of using GeoGebra is required.

This course will be running in two venues:

25th September 2018 in Manchester

27th September 2018 in London

Funding

These courses are funded by the DfE and are offered free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies. In addition, participants' schools will be eligible to claim £100 per teacher for each day to enable attendance. Schools in Opportunity Areas or Areas of Low Participation will be able to claim £150 for each day.

Applications

Applications for these courses are now open and early booking is advised.

Please submit an online application if you wish to apply for a place on this course.



NEW Professional Development Courses – this Autumn!

The changes to the GCSE have given greater prominence to Reasoning and Problem Solving over the last few years and there is a national drive to increase the number of students studying maths beyond GCSE. This suite of courses focuses on these areas, providing strategies and resources to use in the classroom with secondary students.

To get the most from the courses, it is suggested that schools attend all three, although it is not necessary for the same teacher to attend all three days and the course has been designed to support three different teachers attending across all three days. The courses include pre- and post- course tasks to support teachers in discussing the content of the days while sharing and developing best practice across entire departments.

Funding

These courses are funded by the DfE and are offered free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies. In addition, participants' schools will be eligible to claim £100 per teacher for each day to enable attendance. Schools in Opportunity Areas or Areas of Low Participation will be able to claim £150 for each day.

Applications

Applications for these courses will open in September and early booking is advised.

Raising Confidence with Reasoning

This day focuses on the development of Reasoning from KS2 through to GCSE. It will provide strategies and ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms to develop the skills of their students.

Raising Confidence with Problem Solving

This day focuses on the development of Problem Solving through secondary mathematics. We will consider different models for embedding a problem solving culture in the classroom and provide practical strategies that help students to become more resilient problem solvers. Through reference to recent GCSE exam questions we look at how problem solving can be introduced across the mathematics curriculum and provide ideas for teachers to embed these skills systematically throughout secondary mathematics.

Raising Confidence with Higher Mathematics

This day focuses on topics in the GCSE which are developed into AS/A level Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Core Maths. It will provide strategies and ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms to deepen their students' understanding, encourage them to study mathematics beyond GCSE and support them in this.