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)