Episode 79 - Understanding Dyscalculia
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
3d ago
In this episode of the podcast, we speak to Cat Eadle, a teacher, dyscalculia specialist and co-founder of the Dyscalculia Network. Our conversation explores what dyscalculia is, how it differs from other maths difficulties, and how teachers can facilitate an early diagnosis. We also discuss the importance of teaching ‘maths for life’ skills, dyscalculia in the secondary maths classroom, and how teaching for mastery approaches can support dyscalculic students of all ages to do and enjoy maths. A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download. Show notes Taking part in the discussion ..read more
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I Can't Do Maths - Part 2
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
1M ago
In Part 2 of Episode 78 of the NCETM Maths Podcast, Professors Alf Coles and Nathalie Sinclair continue their discussion about the dogmas in maths teaching and learning, with host Julia Thomson. We explore the misconceptions that ‘maths is culture-free’ and that 'maths is for some people and not for others'. We also scrutinise the notion that ‘maths is hard because it is abstract’ and discuss the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) model within mastery and the power of representations in maths. A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download. Show notes Taking part in the discussio ..read more
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I Can’t Do Maths - Part 1
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
1M ago
In this episode, we talk to Professor Alf Coles and Professor Nathalie Sinclair about their book, I Can’t Do Maths! Why children say it and how to make a difference. In the book, Alf and Nathalie identify, unpick and challenge some of the most commonly-held beliefs about maths teaching and learning. In Part 1 of our conversation, we explore the background to the book and the first two dogmas, or myths, about maths education that Alf and Nathalie explore in the book. A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download.   Show notes Taking part in the discussion: Professor Alf Cole ..read more
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Maths games - part 2
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
3M ago
In Part 2 of our discussion with Dr Ems Lord and Liz Woodham from NRICH and Grace Coker from the EEF, we explore how games can facilitate collaborative problem-solving, encourage parental engagement and make homework more enjoyable. A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download. Show notes Taking part in the discussion: Ems Lord, Director of NRICH, University of Cambridge Liz Woodham, Primary Coordinator, NRICH, University of Cambridge Grace Coker, Maths Content Specialist, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Julia Thomson, Communications Manager, NCETM. Episode chapters 00:0 ..read more
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Maths Games - part 1
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
4M ago
In Part 1 of this discussion with Dr Ems Lord and Liz Woodham from NRICH and Grace Coker from the EEF, we explore the many benefits of using maths games in both primary and secondary classrooms. A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download. Show notes Taking part in the discussion: Ems Lord, Director of NRICH, University of Cambridge Liz Woodham, Primary Coordinator, NRICH, University of Cambridge Grace Coker, Maths Content Specialist, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Julia Thomson, Communications Manager, NCETM. Episode chapters 00:06 - Introduction 00:27 - Understa ..read more
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Hear from a headteacher: top reasons to work with a Maths Hub
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
5M ago
Find out about the benefits of getting involved in the work of your local Maths Hub as a participating school, but also what the impact is of having some of your staff become Local Leaders of Maths Education (LLME). A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download. Show notes Taking part in the discussion: Sarah Smith, Headteacher Advocate and Executive Headteacher at St Cuthbert's Catholic Academy and Christ the King Catholic Academy in Blackpool Gabriella May, Primary Mastery Specialist, LLME, head of maths, and teacher at St Cuthbert's Catholic Academy in Blackpool Rebecca Longw ..read more
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Maths anxiety
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
7M ago
Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, Sue Johnston-Wilder, discusses the prevalence of anxiety in our maths classrooms. A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download. Show notes Taking part in the discussion: Sue Johnston-Wilder, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Warwick and co-founder of the international Mathematical Resilience Network Rebecca Longworth, Communications Manager at the NCETM. Episode chapters 01.06 – Introduction and background of Sue’s work 04.29 – The brain and maths anxiety 10.34 – Who does maths anxiety affect? 1 ..read more
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Using number lines in Key Stage 2
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
7M ago
We explore how number lines can be used at KS2 to support children to develop a greater understanding of the linear number system and prepare them for secondary maths. A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download. Show notes Taking part in the discussion: Jennifer Ruddock, deputy headteacher, Corrie Primary School, Denton Jordanna Worrall, head of maths, Denton Community College, Denton Julia Morgans, Maths Hub Lead, Turing North West Maths Hub Julia Thomson, Communications Manager at the NCETM. Episode chapters 00:05 – Introduction 02:23 – Why participants in the Work Group ..read more
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Using algebra tiles at KS3
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
7M ago
A secondary maths teacher explains the benefits of using algebra tiles, and shares some practical tips. A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download. Show notes Taking part in the discussion: Lizi Pepper, secondary maths teacher and KS3 maths lead at Tytherington School, and Secondary Mastery Specialist Becky Donaldson, NCETM Assistant Director for Secondary Beth Goodliff, Senior Communications Manager at the NCETM. Episode chapters 00:34 – Introductions 01:16 – The big picture: why use algebra tiles? 03:39 – Where to start with algebra tiles 09:09 – Evidence that they are im ..read more
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Secondary Mastery Specialists
The NCETM Maths Podcast
by NCETM
8M ago
Two Secondary Mastery Specialists explain the benefits of mastery to them, their departments, and their students. A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download. Show notes Taking part in the discussion: Beth Goodliff, Senior Communications Manager at the NCETM Paula Kelly, Secondary Mastery Specialist, LLME, Maths PGCE tutor, and teacher at Fulford School in York Tom Lumley, Secondary Mastery Specialist, LLME, SCITT tutor, and teacher at South Hunsley School in East Yorkshire. Episode chapters 00:17 – Introductions 01:50 – The decision to become a Mastery Specialist 02:33 – Be ..read more
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