In a world first for this blog, I have a guest post!
The power of collaboration and Twitter has led me to Bruce Gray (@bucksburnMaths) who teaches in Bucksburn Academy in Aberdeen. I am a recent convert to teaching mathematics in mixed attainment groups rather than sets but I am a pragmatist at heart and fully understand the reservations and difficulties with this approach. It is not a small decision for a maths department to switch from teaching in sets to mixed attainment groups, especially if other subjects retain sets as my school does. My summary of how to do it which I have written about before:
- Collaboration and co-planning must be part of it
- Do it one year at a time, i.e. start in Year 7, and review each year
To find out more, check out www.mixedattainmentmaths.com. The first #mixedattainmentmaths conference was held in January and plans are being…
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