NCP19-22 Embedding Technology in Level 3 Maths 

The linear A-Level requires that the use of technology ‘permeates’ the study of mathematics.

This Work Group, run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), will explore practical approaches for integrating technology in the A-Level Mathematics (or Further Mathematics) curriculum. Participants will explore where, when and how to use technology to enhance students’ learning, understanding and experience, and will develop their own technology skills. The underlying theme of each Work Group is to develop participants as technology champions in their own departments.

Who is this for?

Teachers of A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics or Core Maths, and especially those wishing to develop the use of technology in A-Level teaching with others in their department.

 Participants of previous cohorts may attend again – the sessions don’t repeat themselves.

 This project is not designed to focus on developing new technology skills for beginners from scratch.

What is involved?

Through a number of face-to-face Work Group meeting afternoons/twilights, participating teachers will develop their practice to further embed the appropriate and effective use of technology in the study of the linear A level Mathematics, and to champion the use of technology within their own mathematics department.

Intended Outcomes:

Participant teachers will increase their confidence to further develop their own technology skills and further embed the appropriate and effective use of technology in their lessons. Colleagues in the participant teachers’ schools will benefit from this increased confidence and knowledge through the technology champion role.

The opportunities to use technology within CPD for maths teachers at participant schools will also be enhanced through the technology champion role. As a result of these developments, students in participant schools will, through increased and improved use of technology, develop improved conceptual understanding and engagement with mathematics.

Who is leading the Work Group?

Phil Baines (Work Group Lead) has taught A Level Mathematics or Further Mathematics for most of his teaching career (Sep 2000 – present), originally with MEI, then OCR and currently AQA.  Phil works for Outwood Grange Academies Trust as an Associate Director of Mathematics and led this work group in 2017-18 & 2018-19 too.

Sessions:

  • Day 1 – Tuesday 10th December 2019

  • Day 2 – Tuesday 14th January 2020

  • Day 3 – Tuesday 24th March 2020

  • Day 4 – Tuesday 12th May 2020

  • Day 5 – Monday 22nd June 2020