Tom Manners - Loves Talking Maths Teaching


I’m an SLE that loves discussing pedagogy with teachers and leaders and enjoy sharing my knowledge and interest as often as possible. I hope that the CPD, research, videos and interviews on my website give you access to just some of my enthusiasm.

We know that passion is key when delivering maths lessons – and if you have that, then you will want to work with me, as I have it in spades!

Guest video of the month

I regularly come across teachers who have no idea why “completing the square” is so-called. Representation allows everyone to see and understand this more easily. In this video, Eddie Woo demonstrates why the method has that name – a great example of conceptual understanding supporting prodcedural fluency.

Variation is… “a necessary component in teaching in order for students to notice what is to be learned ”

From Kullberg, A., Runesson, U. and Marton, F. ‘What is made possible to learn when using the variation theory of learning in teaching mathematics?’ (2017)

Welcome to my Twitter feed

Calling Maths ITT providers!

Given the current scenario, is there any online SKE provider that you recommend for prospective trainees, and why?

I appreciate funding starts from April but would like to get things sorted!

#maths @ITTchat @ITTinfo

@Mannermatics @giftedHKO What a great session! Just the sort of thing you never get on television - two people sharing ideas, no-one looking to score points or evade issues. So helpful and informative - I started teaching in 1962, and I'm learning so much!

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