Secondary CPD Follow-up


Here is a collection of useful resources intended for teachers who have attended an NRICH Secondary CPD session.

If you haven't already seen them, watch the videos and read the Teachers' Notes to the NRICH problem Tilted Squares.

The Teacher Guide gives an overview of the site and how to find resources.

Enriching the Secondary Curriculum contains some articles about rich tasks and how they can be used to inspire your students.

The Stage 3 and 4 Curriculum Collections link to the Curriculum Mapping Document which map NRICH problems to the curriculum by topic. Under the heading "Working Mathematically" there are also collections of problems chosen to develop students' process skills.

Other Resources for teachers include printable resources, generic interactive environments and posters.

The Professional Development page offers useful articles and ideas for the classroom.

Teachers can Register for our monthly email newsletter to be kept up to date with our latest news.

I've Submitted a Solution - What Next?

In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.

 

Recommended articles and videos:
 

Models for Teaching Mathematics 
In this article Alan Wigley invites us to take a closer look at the curriculum we offer to learners of mathematics. He questions whether it is the job of the teacher to make it easy for students.

Angle Measurement: an Opportunity for Equity
In this article, Paul Andrews attempts to establish a principle of worthwhile mathematical activity for all pupils. He argues that all pupils have a right to enrichment, to experience challenging, intellectually worthwhile and coherently-structured mathematics.

Train Spotters' Paradise
In mathematics classrooms, we are sometimes guilty of being satisfied with a 'pattern-spotting' approach to learning mathematics. In this article, Dave Hewitt alerts us to 'the richness that can be gained by looking at a particular situation in some depth, rather than looking at it superficially in order to get a result for a table and then rushing on to the next example'.

Boosting Achievement with Messages that Motivate by Carol Dweck

Three linked articles by Dave Hewitt: 
Arbitrary and Necessary Part 1: A Way of Viewing the Mathematics Curriculum
Arbitrary and Necessary Part 2: Assisting Memory
Arbitrary and Necessary Part 3: Educating Awareness

Improving Reasoning: Analysing Alternative Approaches
In this article, Malcolm Swan describes a teaching approach designed to improve the quality of students' reasoning.

Complex Instruction - Raising Achievement Through Group Worthy Tasks
Many NRICH tasks have been designed with group work in mind. Read about Jo Boaler's research on the benefits of collaborative work and watch a clip of a teacher working in this way.

Deep Progress in Mathematics by Watson, Anne; De Geest, Els and Prestage, Stephanie (2003)

Why Play I Spy When You Can Do Mathematics?  by Robert and Paul Andrews
Robert Andrews and Paul Andrews have some conversations about mathematics.

Tasks Promoting Inquiry
Here is the video of the talk Dan Meyer gave to delegates at the NRICH/PRIMAS Fostering Inquiring Minds Teacher Inspiration Day. 

Teachers' Experiences of Using NRICH
This collection of articles, written by teachers, focus on their experiences of embedding NRICH materials into their everyday practice.

Thinking Mathematically by J Mason, L Burton and K Stacey (1982)

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S Dweck

A Mathematician's Lament by Paul Lockhart (2002)

A critique of current school mathematics education.

 

Networking opportunities:

One of the simplest ways to converse with other teachers who use NRICH is by joining the conversation on Twitter. If you include the hashtag #nrichmaths in your tweets, then the NRICH team and anyone else who is interested can read what you have to say. To see what others are saying about NRICH, just search for the #nrichmaths hashtag.

For particular events, we will publicise the event's hashtag, at and after the event, so you can talk with other teachers who participated.

Some teachers who use NRICH write blog entries about their experiences of working on particular problems. Do let us know if you have done this, so that we can link to your blog.