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1 Making Maths Visible Webinar – 9 February 2015 Lisa Featherstone

2 Programme Background Workshops Preparing for Maths Week Survey and Competition Maths Week Further work?

3 Background to the project Shared learning grant from the DfE The bid aims to improve the teaching of maths to students with learning difficulties or disabilities by collaboration and sharing of approaches, resources and challenges when teaching foundation level maths Collaboration and Sharing are the key to this programme.

4 Workshops Ideas Resources ChallengesCreativity

5 We discovered A wealth of knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and creative and innovative expertise. All workshop attendees are offering discrete maths teaching sessions All providers embed maths teaching in the rest of their curriculum.

6 Visible Maths something you probably all do but we just want you to make a bit more fuss about it!

7 Pre-numeracy Not all students will be doing calculations but will be doing maths at a pre-numeracy stage Concepts can include positional words (in front, under, left or right) Size (big, small etc.) Comparative (larger, fatter, quicker) Shapes (square, circle etc.)

8 Resources from the workshops Games such as bingo themed around number and shapes Monopoly with each set of coloured ‘streets’ having a shared maths theme (number, operator etc.) Resources to help teaching music theory – ratio between a minim, quaver etc. Maths anywhere app Manga High

9 Embedding maths Opportunities for maths within a session identified in the session plan? Shared and maintained a uniform approach to maths teaching and shared these experiences across all curriculum areas. Maths expert in each organisation is a crucial role to ensure cross curricula teaching is linked and uses the same methods and language.

10 Maths Week 23 – 27 February Opportunity for everyone to celebrate and share all the maths activities that they are doing as part of their everyday life and work. Chance to do a bit extra to make maths more visible in your organisation Share – share - share!

11 Research Question ‘How are you designing and delivering maths within your curriculum?’ Best practice in the delivery of maths for learners with disabilities or difficulties is that in which the teaching and support staff clearly understand the concepts, processes and elements of mathematical principles and can relate them to the learners’ experiences. We have made a start on the question but need help from you.

12 Please share your resources No matter how simple, please let us see what you are using Peer learning or peer assessment – how do you manage it? Session plans or schemes of work? Resources to aid embedding of maths across the curriculum Is anyone using computer games for maths – Minecraft or even Temple Run (shout right, left, jump each time you have to swerve?)

13 Preparing for Maths Week – whatever works for you. Making your own maths resources Sharing maths jokes – making a book of maths jokes, or videos of students telling them Maths displays around college A maths celebration Link maths and performing arts – maths song, dance A maths challenge or quiz Hold an auction of unwanted Christmas presents, or of promises A survey

14 Pizza Toppings – a national survey Using the polling tool on the left of the screen please choose the letter that corresponds to your favourite. A.Margherita - cheese and tomato B.Chicken Tandoori C.Pepperoni D.Hawaiian - Ham and Pineapple E.Mushroom and vegetables You can download your survey form from the Natspec websiteNatspec website

15 Collecting the results A show of hands for each group? Boxes for each person to add a voting slip or token indicating their choice? A technology system to collect votes? How much maths is involved – counting, collating, entering data, discussion the results. Please tell us what you did – there is a box on the form!

16 Submitting your results Email the forms to me by Monday 23 February at 4 pm.

17 The Competition We will make the raw data available on Tuesday 24 February. Present the data in any form you like – be creative and innovative. Pictogram Pie/Pizza chart Data presented on video with both the data and the conclusions draw from it. Write and perform a song Work with another local college and produce a joint piece of work? Make them relevant and in a format your students will understand.

18 Closing Date Friday 6 th March. Entries can be in any form. If you have very large files, let me know and I will arrange a link to a Dropbox folder. Winners will be announced on Monday 16 March. We will judge the entries and winners will receive pizza aprons!

19 Social Media - #visiblemaths Please use the hashtag if you post anything onto social media Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest We will be tweeting and sharing ideas, content, maths jokes and examples Send your posts to me if you are uncomfortable posting them yourself.

20 After Maths Week Would you like to carry on the conversation? Would a forum or email list be something you may be interested in joining? Please use the tick or cross option on the left hand side to indicate if you would like to have a forum or list created to continue to share and collaborate on this topic. Content, resources and ideas will be collated and a draft report will be presented at the Natspec Conference in March.

21 Dates to remember 23 – 27 February Maths Week 23 February 2015 – survey returns 24 February – survey data published on the Natspec website 6 March – data presentations submitted 16 March – competition results announced.

22 Questions and contact details Email @notlob #visiblemaths

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