The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
(R&DA 28) Knowledge domains and teacher effectiveness in mathematics
This project aimed to identify how trainee teachers use their mathematics subject knowledge to underpin their teaching, and examined the geometric and probability knowledge that trainees identify and use. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
Key Stage 3 Mathematics study modules DVD
A DVD with six video excerpts that are designed to be used alongside the relevant modules of the Key Stage 3 National Strategy Mathematics study modules.
DfES Practical Support Pack: Learning and Teaching Using ICT
This is an online collection of lesson plans, extension activities, pupils’ work, video case studies, multimedia resources, support materials and skills guidance, web links, and practical advice written by subject experts, to demonstrate ways in which ICT can be used to enhance learning and teaching. There are separate areas devoted to Primary literacy and mathematics, and to 12 Secondary subjects. Within these, the materials to teach particular topics have been organised into modules, which
KS 3/4 Maths - Demonstrating Dynamic Geometry
This is a 15 minute Teachers TV programme where a practising specialist mathematics teacher demonstrates some of the various ways in which she uses a dynamic geometry program to improve the understanding of her pupils.
Students' experiences of ability grouping and disaffection, polarisation and the construction of fai
This is a TRIPS digest of a journal article by Jo Boaler of Stanford University, California, and Dylan William and Margaret Brown of King's College, London. The original article is based on research examining the mathematics achievement of a cohort of approximately 1000 students in 42 classes in six secondary schools over four years, in order to draw conclusions about the effects of ability grouping. The digest on the Standards site makes use of additional information and an update to the projec
The effects of co-operative learning on junior high school students during small group learning
This is a DfES (TRIPS) digest of an article about an Australian study of fourteen year old students working in groups on problem-solving activities in mathematics. Students worked in either structured groups where they were taught how to communicate and co-operate or unstructured groups without such instruction. It suggests that the benefits of teaching such skills apply to both learning and the development of social skills.
Secondary School mathematics
This is a substantial review aimed at introducing readers to a report by a respected researcher of the findings from a large, longitudinal case study of two secondary mathematics departments.
Teaching and Learning Primary Numeracy: Policy, Practice and Effectiveness
This resource is a review of research in mathematics education following a national seminar held by the British Educational Research Association (BERA) in 2000. It aims to identify and to provide brief reviews of research which has significant implications for educational policy and practice.
The Language of Mathematics (2): Instructions
In this brief video, the teacher lays out the Language of Mathematics lesson and his video format for his video series. The format is as follows: lesson, exercises, solutions, supplemental video. The instructor encourages the learner to work one problem at a time and then check solution.
Resource Review – Primary Mathematics 1 – ICT Special
A Teachers TV programme lasting 13 min 41 sec which reviews three items of computer software designed to support the teaching and learning of primary mathematics. The software covered includes: Interactive Maths (ATM), Maths Circus Act 4 (4Mation) and Teaching Time (Primary Games)
Subject Enhancement Courses for Higher Education Graduates
Subject enhancement/extension courses are available to graduates in a variety of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country in order for them to enhance and deepen their subject knowledge before training as secondary teachers. This resource consists of a series of evaluations of the pilot pre-ITT enhancement courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics and French.
TDA conference - Creativity in Mathematics and Science: Recruitment and Programme Development throug
The TDA held two one-day workshops titled Creativity in Maths and Science, aimed at all ITT providers running maths and science courses. The purpose was to explore developments in partnerships that support increased quality and capacity in science and mathematics.
Children’s experiences of mathematics
This paper was presented at the Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association, University of Exeter, 12-14 September 2002. This study looked at how primary children view mathematics.
The teaching of mathematics: good practice (Education Review Office Wellington: New Zealand)
This resource is a statement from the Education Review Office in New Zealand following its study of the teaching of mathematics in Year 4 ( 8 year olds) and Year 8 (12 year olds) in 121 schools during 2005.
Evaluating mathematics provision for 14–19-year-olds
This resource is a report from Ofsted following their visits to 26 schools, sixth form colleges and Further Education colleges. It follows the Smith Report (2004) ‘Making Mathematics Count’ and contributes to the debate on the future of mathematics education from 14 – 19.
Mathematics and Science in Secondary Schools: The Deployment of Teachers and Support Staff to Delive
Commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), this resource is a summary of the findings of a largely quantitative survey into the deployment of teachers and support staff of mathematics and science in 25% of maintained secondary schools in England. Data was obtained from postal questionnaires to heads and teachers of mathematics and science and a survey of support staff assisting in mathematics and science departments. Twelve schools, chosen for exemplifying good practices in
PISA 2006 Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World – results show UK performance in Reading, Math
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the results from their 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on 4th December 2007. These indicate how fifteen year olds in the UK have performed in science, mathematics and reading from within a cohort of 57 countries.
Classroom Organisation in Primary Mathematics Teaching: The Challenges of Diversity
This article, written in 2003, considers research which compares the effects on primary children’s attainment in mathematics according to whether they are being taught in mixed ability groups or in “ability sets”. The article reports on the Improving Primary Mathematics (IPM) initiative undertaken collaboratively between the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), which promoted interactive whole-class teaching. Pr
Adding, Subtracting Exponents and Radicals
In this Language of Mathematics video the instructor uses a chalkboard to demonstrate the rules for addition and subtraction with exponents and radicals. He uses real world examples to prove his points.