Framework guidance for secondary mathematics
The renewed Framework will help mathematics teachers adapt and develop their schemes of work and teaching approaches to embrace new opportunities offered by the 2008 revision to the National Curriculum programmes of study for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and associated reforms.
You may firstly want to review the new Secondary National Curriculum for mathematics to see the importance statement, key concepts, key processes, range and content and curriculum opportunities in the subject.
Although defined in less detail than previously, the revised programmes of study show considerable continuity from their predecessors. However, there are some significant changes which all schools will need to address. In the great majority of schools, these changes can be accommodated, and schemes of work strengthened, most effectively through a measured and sustained programme of updating units of work. Where existing teaching schemes are failing to ensure all pupils make good progress in the subject, more radical revisions to their structure and content are likely to be necessary. In both these situations the renewed Framework for secondary mathematics and associated materials will help you to:
- develop your understanding of the key processes in mathematics so that they provide the cornerstones for curriculum design and become evident as clearly distinguished threads throughout schemes of work
- develop more effective learning and teaching
- develop the unit plans in your scheme of work by planning using the Framework for secondary mathematics, using the new Mathematics learning objectives
- consider subject leader guidance in planning a phased implementation of the new curriculum which addresses teaching, learning and assessment.