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Maximising Progress by Differentiating in Maths

The Maths curriculum and effective use of differentiation

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Outstanding Learning and Progress in Maths.


Suitable for: Secondary school teachers and subject leaders of maths looking for new ideas for creating a differentiated, engaging and motivational learning environment that will drive outstanding levels of learning.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7676WW

This course explores practical approaches to using differentiation to encourage learning, by students challenging each other, whilst studying the Maths curriculum. Effective differentiation is key to teaching and evaluation, enabling every student to reach their potential in the maths classroom, including the Mathematically Gifted. The course will also enable you to create differentiated schemes of work and lesson plans, enabling you to engage, motivate and stretch every member of the class.

  • Use differentiation as a tool to maximise enjoyment and achievement
  • Effectively assess the needs of students of different abilities and bridge the gap between those abilities
  • Provide an engaging and supportive learning environment through a range of different strategies
  • Develop resources and strategies for planning differentiated schemes of work in maths

Sessions

Knowing what works and why
  • What is differentiation and what does it look like in maths
  • Identifying good practice in your own teaching
  • Exploring models of good practice in differentiating students’ learning opportunities
Linking differentiation, learning and progress
  • The place of differentiation in assessment for learning
  • Effective strategies to assess our students’ different learning needs
  • Using effective differentiation to better support learning and progress
Developing a differentiated curriculum
  • Planning and delivering outstanding differentiated schemes of work that make the best use of available resources
  • Using differentiated learning materials to motivate and engage students for the duration of every lesson
  • Incorporating a range of differentiated teaching styles to maintain student engagement and maximise their learning
Differentiation beyond the lesson plan
  • Creating an engaging and supportive learning environment
  • The role of monitoring, target setting, and intervention in a differentiated learning environment
  • Celebrating achievement and progress
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