Tag: Mathematics

Metacognition in the mathematics classroom (Part 1)

20 November 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation recently published their guidance report looking at Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning. The full report can be found here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/metacognition-and-self-regulated-learning/ One of the ‘misconceptions’ highlighted in the report is that metacognitive skills can be taught in standalone ‘thinking skills’-type lessons and are easily transferable from one subject context to another. The evidence base […]

Posted on: 20 November 2018
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Don’t let the dust settle…

19 February 2018

As a new head of department a number of years ago, I inherited a stock cupboard filled floor to ceiling with folders. Many of these contained records of students long since departed. But a particularly dusty shelf was reserved for folders sent from the then DfEE: the “Framework for teaching mathematics”, Malcolm Swan’s “Standards Unit”, […]

Author: Simon Cox
Posted on: 19 February 2018
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What’s happening this half term at Blackpool Research School?

7 November 2017

After a fantastic start to the Blackpool Research School last half term, including our very well attended launch event, we begin the second half term of 2017-18 with a very busy schedule. Here is a summary of what’s happening. […]

Posted on: 7 November 2017
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Training: Improving Mathematics at Key Stage 2 and 3

7 November 2017

Our 3-day training programme will support schools in implementing the recommendations from this guidance report, in a clear and well-structured way. This training is unique to the Research School Network and has been developed in close collaboration with the EEF. […]

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Improving Mathematics at Key Stages 2 & 3

16:30 on 6 December 2017–18:00 on 6 November 2017

Blackpool Research School will be hosting an exclusive launch event for the new EEF guidance report looking at evidence-informed approaches to improving mathematics teaching and learning at Key Stages 2 and 3. Peter Henderson (Programme Manager for the Education Endowment Foundation, and co-author of the EEF guidance report on Improving Mathematics at KS2 and KS3) […]

Posted on: 7 November 2017
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Using example-problem pairs in mathematics teaching

9 October 2017

I have been a mathematics teacher for 14 years.

For most of these, I was oblivious to research evidence and to what it could tell me about what works in the classroom and about how children learn. It’s not that I ignored the evidence – I just didn’t know it was out there, and it had certainly never featured in my initial teacher training. […]

Author: Simon Cox
Posted on: 9 October 2017
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