A Guide to Teaching Maths at Key Stage 3 for the Non-Specialist

This course will not only develop the maths knowledge and fluency teachers need, but also look at the pedagogy that delivers high quality and highly engaging maths lessons. We will look at how we can be creative in maths, as well as the importance of applying maths skills in a range of contexts.

  • Developing or working with an effective maths curriculum
  • A range of teaching ideas to help learners become fluent
  • Engaging and motivating ideas to build enjoyment
  • How to approach problem-solving
1 day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

Throughout this session, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions to help develop our own confidence in teaching maths. We will explore some of the reasons why learners may struggle with certain aspects of maths and how to avoid some of the common misconceptions that can easily become embedded in the way we think about maths. This highly practical session will make sure that you come away with a clear understanding of practicalities in maths that help support both learners  knowledge and confidence.

  • Understand and cope with the tricky bits of the National Curriculum for Maths at Key Stage 3
  • Explore the pedagogy of great maths teaching, to ensure students learn the concepts and essential underpinning skills to support learners towards GCSE/Functional Skills
  • Create successfully sequenced medium term plans and develop a maths audit to support embedding maths across the curriculum 
  • Support learners’ misconceptions and those who struggle with maths
  • Encourage communication and collaboration in maths


This course is appropriate for secondary schools.

COVID-19 update

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
23 May 2022
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

Courses at venues

17 January 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
18 March 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL