My interview on the Mr Barton Maths Podcast

Mr-Barton-MathsThis weekend I had the privilege of being interviewed by Craig Barton for an episode of his wonderful maths podcast. We discussed many issues relating to maths education, including:

  • How does Will plan lessons? – we dive very deep into this!
  • How do Will and his department try to create renewable lessons?
  • Can Will describe a lesson that went badly, and what he learned from it?
  • How is Will preparing his Year 11 students for their GCSEs, and what are his plan for students embarking upon the new GCSE specification?
  • What has Will learned in 3 years of being a Head of Department?
  • Then we delve into two fascinating areas:
  • Firstly, what did Will discover during his amazing analysis into Prior Learning Dependency Flow, and what are the implications for the teaching of mathematics?
  • Secondly, why does the concept of Memory fascinate Will so much, why is the distinction between Learning and Performance so important, and again what are the implications for teaching and assessment?
  • What was the inspiration behind Numeracy Ninjas, and what are the future plans for the website?
  • What does Will wish he had known when he first started teaching?

If you’d like to listen to the podcast it is available here:

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For more info, including links to websites and resources mentioned in the podcast, visit this page on Craig’s blog.

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