Professional Development for Secondary
This page is dedicated to the CPD video resources for teachers of Secondary Mathematics.
Some are presented by colleagues from within Loughborough University's Department of Mathematics Education, and others by external experts within mathematics education.
If you are interested in resources for early years, primary and higher education, please return to the main CPD page.
Statistical Diagrams from Playfair to Nightingale
The earliest statistical diagrams were drawn towards the end of the eighteenth century by William Playfair and they feature in our everyday life and in our curricula to this day. Dr Chris Pritchard looks at the developments of statistical diagrams throughout history and the role they play now.
Comparative judgement in the mathematics classroom
Comparative judgement offers a novel approach to assessing important but fuzzy learning outcomes, such as problem solving and conceptual understanding. In this video, Dr Ian Jones introduces comparative judgement and how it can be used in the mathematics classroom.
Probability in School
In this video, Jemma Sherwood looks at probability: the ways it’s considered by mathematicians, its purpose – as a discipline and in school – and how we can move pupils from an intuitive but immature understanding of chance to a more nuanced, formal, mathematical understanding.
Effective teacher professional development
Research is increasingly providing insights about how pupils learn. However, our understanding of how to design professional development in order to help teachers put these insights into practice remains limited. In this talk, Dr Sam Sims outlines a new theory of effective professional development.
Parental Engagement in Mathematical Learning
Drawing on over 10 years of research in this area, Professor Tim Jay talks about why out-of-school mathematics thinking and learning is so important, why parental engagement interventions often don’t achieve their aims, and how an alternative approach to working with parents can help.
Self Explanation Training and the Transition to Undergraduate Mathematics
This video by Lara Alcock looks at how studying Mathematics at Undergraduate level is often much different to the expectations of students where they are unaccustomed to studying the many theorems and proofs that appear in their lecture notes. This video explores how they can study more effectively.
Mathematical Learning Difficulties Following Preterm Birth
This video by Camilla Gilmore reviews current evidence about the long-term development of children born preterm and the impact on their attainment at school, in mathematics and across the curriculum. It includes information about strategies for supporting children born preterm in school.
Improving Language Use in Maths
In this video, Dani Quinn looks at how specific techniques linked to literacy and language can feed into a broader culture of high expectations and building pupils’ confidence. The video should be particularly relevant to colleagues in Key Stay 3 and 4, but is also useful for Key Stages 2 and 5.