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

What a nice message to receive 🙂

PS there is indeed a whole back catalogue of maths pedagogy videos on my website including @NCETM 5 big ideas, Algebra tiles, bar modelling and more... and the ResourceFULL interviews too 😃

#maths #mathscpd #mathscpdchat


#Offside is the stupidest thing in football! No-one understands it ever and it just causes confusion and frustration week in/ week out!

#Hockey made the right decision.

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