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Challenging Maths for KS3

Creative mathematical thinking and problem solving for KS3

This course combines the theory and principles of effective gifted and talented provision with practical demonstrations of how to apply this in the classroom.

Course outline

  1. How to create stretch and challenge in the classroom.
  2. How to encourage higher order thinking and questioning.
  3. Put your student hat on and explore tasks designed to promote evaluative and analytical skills.
  4. What's out there? A guided tour of challenging maths resources.
  5. Putting it into practice – discuss and plan how to make it happen in your classroom.

Support and follow-up

Take part in discussions through our online community to share progress and evaluate activities.

Key benefits

  • Models approaches that develop the personal, learning and thinking skills required by QCA's new secondary curriculum.
  • Addresses KS3 programme of study mathematics objectives.
  • Identifies resources to increase student motivation.
  • Supports creativity for investigative maths and problem solving.
  • Promotes collaboration with colleagues from other schools.

Course leader

Anne Price is an independent consultant and senior lecturer in education, teaching post-graduate level courses in gifted and talented education. With experience as an Advanced Skills Teacher, Key Stage 4 consultant and a long career in secondary education, she has worked with teachers on a wide range of teaching and learning issues specific to mathematics.

Creativity and mathematics is of particular interest and Anne has written a book called Creative Maths Activities for Able Students.

Course details

Thursday 29 January 2009


In Tuition House, 210 Borough

High Street, London SE1 1JX

Suitable for:

KS3 and KS4 science teachers


£150 per person for London state schools

£200 per person for all other schools


To book a place please complete an application form and email it to us at events@londongt.org or fax it to 020 79397894.