With schools returning to normality and new routines being established, what impact has remote and blended learning had on our young people? The award-winning teacher, Nicola Whiston, talked about strategies to overcome 'lost learning' during the pandemic in the first episode of our podcast, The Right Angle. This session invites Nicola back to discuss how she and her colleagues have settled back in to their new normal alongside another Maths Leader, Rhiannon Rainbow. They will discuss their experiences and findings of the impact that lockdown has had on student progress, particularly in maths, and their plans for the next academic year. Nicola Woodford-Smith, one of our Pearson Maths Subject Partners, will ask the questions!
It has always been a challenge to motivate, encourage and engage learners in GCSE Maths at Post-16 in FE and Sixth Form Colleges. In this session we take the opportunity to discuss these challenges and explore strategies that can help to overcome them with leading experts in maths teaching. We delve into how we can succeed to create learning environments and deliver maths content in a way that is accessible and engaging for every learner. Seb Brummell, GCSE Maths Product Manager at Pearson, will be your session presenter.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools had to swiftly move to online and remote learning to ensure sustainable, high-quality and flexible teaching and learning. At the centre of many of the e-learning strategies is the use of technology and online platforms.
This session will feature a panel of leading experts who are at the forefront of digital maths education: Dr Jamie Frost from Dr Frost Maths, Shira Helft from Desmos and Berwyn Jones from Pearson.
They will discuss the impact COVID-19 has had over the last year, both in maths education as well as on their own platforms. They will explore the current state of remote learning, from both educational and technology infrastructure perspectives; the current technology needs for educators; the latest features of their platforms; how their systems can support assessment for learning and what this means for maths education going forward.
Melios Michael, one of our Pearson Credible Specialists, will ask the questions!
In this session we will be talking to Heads of Mathematics about how the pandemic has changed the face of mathematics and assessment in just 12 months, and discuss some important lessons that we can learn for the future of education.
The session will be facilitated by Pearson Maths Subject Partner, Mark Heslop.
Join us for this important discussion with Dr Dominic Petronzi, Emma Cate Stokes and Rosie Sharp. They will be discussing the causes of maths anxiety and how we can combat it. The panel will share examples of research and strategies that have been used in school to reduce anxiety around Maths for both parents and students. You should leave with a better understanding of the causes of maths anxiety, and how to go about supporting your students to overcome it. In this session Hannah Cheek, Head of Maths Qualifications and Curriculum at Pearson, will be facilitating the discussion.
The A level Mathematics qualification has gone through quite a journey from inception to implementation. In this session, we lift the lid on that journey to look at how the qualification has evolved. You will hear personal experiences of people developing the qualification, students who sat the exams and teachers who have delivered the qualification. We will look at how Pearson’s A level Maths papers have performed and the steps we have been taking to refine our papers to improve the exam experience for all students.
Come and explore our bank of unbeatable resources we have to support you in delivering our Mathematics qualifications. In times where loss of learning is a real concern, this session will equip you with the resources you need at GCSE through to A level Maths to help support students to consolidate knowledge and help them achieve their potential.
"I think you probably provide the best resources of any exam board and I think that is key for us really. It’s great to have." – Head of Maths.
Bobby Seagull has not let something like a global pandemic get in the way of his mission to change societal perceptions of mathematics.
In this final session, Maths Subject Partner, Nicola Woodford-Smith, and Bobby discuss how popular media appearances such as Strictly Come Dancing and The Answer Trap are having a positive impact on the stigma around loving maths, and how popular culture plays its part in inspiring young people.