Bespoke Newsletter

October 2017

The latest issue of Bespoke has now been published. We have news of more funding for the Maths Hubs programme, a summary of the wide range of projects Maths Hubs will be running this year, and an item exploring what we mean by the word ‘fluency.’

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News

Developing mathematical reasoning: an opportunity for secondary school maths departments

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2015 9:16 AM
The Maths Hubs programme is looking for 175 secondary school maths departments across England to participate in a new, free programme of professional development, with the aim of improving teachers’ confidence in developing pupils’ mathematical reasoning.

Assessment report findings mirror NCETM’s approach to assessing mastery

  • Friday, September 18, 2015 10:43 AM
The final report from the Commission on Assessment without Levels has endorsed the approach embodied by the NCETM’s recently published free materials to help teachers assess pupils’ mastery of mathematical concepts.

NCETM’s new assessment materials downloaded 35 000 times

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 7:41 AM
The NCETM’s new online materials to help primary teachers judge whether pupils have developed mastery of the maths curriculum have been downloaded more than 35 000 times in little more than a month

Teaching for mastery: assessment materials published

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:15 PM
As part of its ongoing work to help primary teachers understand the principles of teaching for mastery, and implement the approach in the classroom, the NCETM has published new materials to support ongoing assessment of pupils’ understanding of the mathematics National Curriculum.

Selection of new lead schools for two Maths Hubs

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 10:07 AM
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), in conjunction with the DfE and NCTL, has launched a process to select new lead schools/colleges for two Maths Hubs in England: one in London and one in the North West.