There is already a great deal of information out there for Core Maths (UK), with practitioners having started this September (2014), but if you are yet to get involved with the new “Core Maths” qualification here is a brief synopsis from the Telegraph, including some sample questions for you to have a go at: www.telegraph.co.uk
To the real reason for the post…MEI (Mathematics in Education and Industry) have two upcoming online seminars dedicated to Core Maths. Details follow below but for the full scheduled take a look using the link here.
Thursday 27 November 17:00
General Introduction to Core Maths qualifications
Friday 5 December 16:00
OCR(MEI) Quantitative Reasoning and Quantitative Problem Solving
Last week we attended the launch of the Cornwall and West Devon Maths Hub at Truro and Penwith College. We were present primarily to promote WinAtSchool our Maths and Stats competition, which is now live for any secondary schools wishing to take part.
What are Maths Hubs?
The Cornwall and West Devon Maths Hub is one of 32 regional hubs, across England, created in July 2014 to support a range of maths related activities to improve participation in mathematics and teaching, learning and leadership of mathematics. For further information visit the NCETM website where you will find a list of all 32 hubs, a list of hub contacts and can sign up to individual hub newsletters.
Maths Hub Launch
The launch event at Truro and Penwith College featured a number of workshops covering all levels of maths, from Primary through to A-level and included an introduction to Core Maths and the new GCSE specifications.
Of particular interest was the China-England Research and Innovation Project – Teacher Exchange, where we got a glimpse of how Primary maths is taught in Shanghai.
NCETM – Maths HUBS
NCETM – Core Maths (especially useful for Core Maths adopters)
Cornwall Teaching School (Details for Cornwall and West Devon Hub)
Truro and Penwith College