Supported Experiments in Maths Mathsdept 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths

Supported Experiments in Maths Mathsdept 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths

Supported Experiments in Maths Mathsdept 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths Department 1 Background Increase range of teaching and learning strategies The department had been criticised by Ofsted for a narrow range of teaching and learning

strategies so we were looking at new ways of developing learning across the department 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths Department 2 Background We based our work on two sources: Teaching and learning in Mathematics An activity based approach by Susan Wall

Activity based learning Group work Problem solving Develop communication skills LSDA video on GCSE maths teaching 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths Department

3 Original brief 7 activities developed 1 for each of AS topics to term Activities divided into Matching card games IT based activities Whiteboard based activities 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths Department

4 Matching card games Sets of cards that match in pairs or threes Used in games Find a pair Chains Dominoes 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths Department 5

Matching card games Examples 03/03/20 Algebra Jungle Matching Surds Quadratic Dominoes Differentiation Game Woodhouse Maths Department

6 IT Based Activities Coordinate Bingo Students prepare their cards by doing calculations Computer used to generate the numbers, keep track of numbers used and check winning cards Excel spreadsheet 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths Department

7 Whiteboards Individual whiteboard, pen and erasers in zip-up bag for each student Allow quick assessment Indices Uniqueness game 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths Department 8

Evaluation Increased motivation of students and staff Encourages discussion Highlights misconceptions Encourages participation Can be time consuming and can fall behind on teaching content Takes a long time to prepare the materials 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths Department 9

Where next? We are currently preparing our schemes of work for the new specification and incorporating the activities developed As time allows we are preparing more activities and slotting them in 03/03/20 Woodhouse Maths Department 10

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