Things are not going well – mixed but not well
I thought I could lead but I am not sure – really not sure – we need to deliver results – as teachers this is not easy because we can not force the issue kids are kids and they are the ones who go into the exam – but we need to do the right things if we are going to stand any chance at all
So – we made some plans – we agreed what was needed – we made a commitment – or at least I thought we did – now I am asking for evidence and – – – – –
I need to talk about it – but who to – so here I am keeping things private whilst public – just writing does help – it puts things into some perspective
… … what Maths teachers find odd?
Numbers that aren’t divisible by two
My superpower is real
I teach mathematics and I do it well
- Increasing confidence
- Developing understanding
- Enabling exam passes
- Promoting a love of the subject
- Sharing expertise
I think we all have a superpower – we just have to locate it – find it inside of us
Took some children to Nottingham yesterday to start their journey with The Scholars Programme
Exciting times ahead as they start to work with a Phd student
These youngsters are aged 11 and we are talking to them about university – about future education challenges
Education should be challenging – it should make you think – it should exercise your brain
We have been working on Venn Diagrams in year 7.
We started small – just post its with our names on – placing them on the board.
Then we moved onto numbers; multiples, factors and so on.
We dabbled with probabilities – a couple of us went as far as P(AuB) and P(AnB).
Today we pulled things together with a game of Guess Who
- A set of Guess Who characters can be found online
- Each student had a set and they played in pairs
- The chat about characteristics was great – thinking skills galore
- We finished by making posters in pairs – many were happy to try 3 sets – then we stuck our Guess Who characters onto the posters
A nice lesson – the students were fully engrossed – the basic concepts of sets and Venn Diagrams were certainly embedded.