Developing Classroom Approaches Based on Realistic Mathematics Education

by | 1 Nov 2017 | CPD, Maths | 0 comments

You are warmly invited to a FREE event at MMU to mark the publication of a report ‘Investigating the impact of a Realistic Mathematics Education approach on achievement and attitudes in Post-16 GCSE resit classes’*, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

About the Event

  • Sue Hough and Yvette Solomon will present the findings of this project
  • There will be opportunity to network and find out ways to develop classroom approaches based on Realistic Mathematics Education
  • Refreshments will be served before and after the presentation

When and where

  • Wednesday 15th November from 5.30pm to 7.30pm with a presentation at 6pm
  • At Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building, Manchester

Book here

About the Project:

Thousands of students fail to achieve an acceptable pass grade in GCSE mathematics every year, limiting their further training and career prospects. For many, a history of repeated failure in mathematics leads to low confidence levels and a tendency to rely on mis-remembered rules applied without understanding.   Re-sit examination success rates are often poor. In this project, we trialled the use of an alternative approach: Realistic Mathematics Education prioritises use of context and model-building to engage and motivate students, enabling them to visualise mathematical processes and make sense of what they are doing without resorting to rules and procedures which have no meaning.