Please find below slides from the recent MGL Liverpool Computing Conference where I presented several workshops giving delegates a brief outline of ‘Swimming In Maths‘ and how the idea of the ‘Deep Dive Challenge‘ can be used effectively in Computing Lessons through the theme of ‘Diving In Code’. 🙂 The Starwars/ Mathswars Crawl The OFSTED…

Read MoreJoin me at MGL’s School Computing Conference – Friday 17th November 2017 Details of how to apply for this unmissable opportunity are at the bottom of this post 🙂 Latest School Technology We will be supported throughout the day by our supplier partners of specialist school technology, ranging from the latest in interactive screens…

Read More10 Good Reasons to Introduce Swimming In Maths across Your School Here are 10 reasons why you should introduce Swimming In Maths across your school! 1. It’s super-child friendly! It is visual (Ocean theme), there are numerous opportunities for listening to maths-talk and practicing maths language, children read and write frequently and learners get plenty…

Read MoreWhat is Swimming In Maths? Find out Here! If you want to know what Swimming In Maths is all about, below I have provided the main contents of my recent workshop from the School Improvement Maths Conference (May 2017). Feel free to use the contents as you wish as long as you credit me as…

Read MoreChanging Attitudes to Maths via Parental Involvement Across The School one class at a time Experiences and Attitudes Rarely do you hear adults proclaiming their love for maths but plenty will tell you that they dislike it. Maths can often often be experienced as a solitary pursuit enjoyed by a handful of individuals, with others…

Read More‘Where’s the maths in that? Unlocking maths imagination’ Of all the deep dive challenges/ collaborative learning opportunities, I enjoy a good old ‘where’s the maths in that?’ session the most. Before I carry on though, its important to remind myself of the reasoning behind this collaborative part of the lesson. Our school There are 320…

Read MoreCollaboration Is The Key Which Unlocks Learning I’m a firm believer in collaboration and have been using it as a tool in my classroom for several years. When used effectively, it provides an exciting, high impact start to a lesson which enables all children to take responsibility for their own actions towards shared goals, engage…

Read MoreI have been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the concept of Swimming In Maths and have had the pleasure of presenting to first year students at Liverpool John Moores University plus a network of local schools within the Dingle Granby Toxteth area. In preparation for these talks, I created a Power Point presentation. The…

Read MoreA whole school, child friendly approach towards deepening knowledge and understanding Maths Mastery – The Long and Frightening Road The term ‘Mastery’ is frightening. The dictionary definition states that a ‘Master’ is someone who has comprehensive knowledge or skill in a particular subject or activity. When I think of ‘Masters’ in popular culture, a few…

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