TES maths podcast

Hosted by Craig Barton, the TES adviser for secondary maths, these podcasts bring you all the latest news, reviews and interviews with special guests from the world of maths. It all adds up to one fascinating discussion.


TES maths podcasts


Hosted by Craig Barton, TES adviser for secondary maths, these podcasts bring you all the latest news, reviews and interviews with special guests from the world of maths. It all adds up to one fascinating discussion.

TES Maths Podcast 11 – Jo Boaler – How to Learn Maths



Join Craig Barton for the eleventh episode of the TES Maths Podcast – your monthly dose of mathematical debate, ideas and resources. This month, we are delighted to be joined by Jo Boaler, professor of maths education at Stanford University and author of The Elephant in the Classroom. Over the summer of 2013, she ran an online course entitled "How to Learn Maths", which had 40,000 participants from all over the world. Listen to Professor Boaler outline the main ideas from the course, including her views on mixed-ability teaching. You can also hear three teachers explain how the course has influenced their teaching. Please visit the TES Maths blog to access the links to the resources and ideas discussed throughout the show and to contribute to the discussion on the blog.

TES Maths Podcast Special – Professor Anne Watson Interview



Join Craig Barton in discussion with the highly-regarded academic Anne Watson. Professor Watson has been heavily involved in drafting the new mathematics curriculum; in this interview she looks at the finer points in depth, discuss what the curriculum hopes to achieve and Professor Watson shares her hopes and fears for it.

TES Maths Podcast Special – Tom Button Interview



Join Craig Barton in discussion with Tom Button from Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI). Tom is the man behind a brand new qualification: Further Pure Mathematics with Technology. This is the first accredited qualification in the UK where students are allowed to use technology (graphing software, computer algebra systems, etc.) in their assessment. Tom talks about the success of, and the future for, the project.

TES Maths Podcast Special – Douglas Butler Interview




Join Craig Barton in discussion with Douglas Butler, a highly regarded mathematics trainer, former chairman of Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and the man who gave the world Autograph. Douglas looks back over his career, talks about how maths teaching has changed in the last twenty years and predicts what the future might hold.

TES Maths Podcast Special – Charlie Stripp Interview



Join Craig Barton for a full length discussion with Charlie Stripp, the man who is now in charge of both Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and the National Centre for the Excellence of Teaching in Mathematics (NCETM). Charlie talks about the roles of these two prominent organisations, their current projects, the future of teacher training and the likely impact of technology and the new curriculum.

The Big Conference Interview Special



Join Craig Barton for the tenth episode of the TES Maths Podcast – your monthly dose of mathematical debate, ideas and resources. For the final TES Maths Podcast of the academic year, we feature interviews a number of topics, including the pros and cons of using iPads in the classroom, a new curriculum for post 16s and an in-depth discussion about what the new mathematics curriculum will look like. We will be releasing some of the full interviews over the summer. Please visit here to access the links to the resources and ideas discussed throughout the show and to contribute to the discussion on the blog.

Running inquiries and heads of department



Join Craig Barton for the latest episode of the TES maths podcast – your monthly dose of mathematical debate, ideas and resources. For this episode, Craig is joined in the studio by Andrew Blair, an experienced head of department and the man behind the Inquiry Maths website. They discuss running a successful inquiry based lesson, the changing role of the head of department (including sound advice for anyone thinking of taking up the role) and the classic question of what makes an outstanding lesson.

Flipped learning and Singapore maths



Join Craig Barton for the latest episode of the TES maths podcast – your monthly dose of mathematical debate, ideas and resources. The guests this month are two teachers: Colin Hegarty and Brian Arnold. They cover several of their interests, including flipped learning, Singapore Maths, the use of iPads and technology in the classroom, quad blogging and being advanced skills teachers. Please visit the resource page for this TES maths podcast episode to access the links to the resources and ideas discussed throughout the show. You can also continue the discussion in the forum.

Ron Lancaster interview



In this extended edition of the TES maths podcast, you can listen to the full interview that Craig Barton conducted with Ron Lancaster from a hotel bar in Bangkok. Ron is currently lecturer in mathematics education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto but, in a career that has spanned over 20 years, he has also taught high school maths, worked as an education consultant, designed maths trails and given talks and worked with students and teachers all over the world. In this interview, Ron and Craig discuss a whole host of topics including advice for new teachers, curriculums, problem solving and the secret to a good maths trail.

Bangkok special




Join Craig Barton for the latest episode of the TES maths podcast – your monthly dose of mathematical debate, ideas and resources. This special podcast comes to you from Bangkok, where Craig was guest speaker at the South East Asian Maths Competition. While there, he interviewed staff and students to try to discover what life is like at an international school and why these students are so successful at maths. There is also an interview with world renowned Canadian mathematician Ron Lancaster about teacher training, problem solving and much more. Please visit the resource page for this TES maths podcast episode to access the links to the resources and ideas discussed throughout the show.

KS3 Maths National Curriculum reform




On the day that wide-ranging reforms to the National Curriculum in England were announced by the government, TES maths adviser Craig Barton and TES journalist Helen Ward sat down to talk about the issues and changes that instantly presented themselves in the Maths KS3 proposals.

Differentiation and maths in context




This month, Craig Barton welcomes teacher, blogger, tweeter and best-selling author Will Emeny to the show. Listen to them discussing effective ways of differentiating in the maths classroom, as well as teaching maths in context as a way of hooking the students in. Please visit the resource page for this TES maths podcast episode to access the links to the resources and ideas discussed throughout the show.

Fractions




Celia Hoyles, outgoing director of the NCETM, is Craig Barton's guest this month. They discuss numeracy across the curriculum, technology in the classroom, the work of the NCETM and the minefield of misconceptions that is fractions. Please visit the resource page for this TES maths podcast episode to access the links to the resources and ideas discussed throughout the show.

Negative numbers




Craig Barton is joined by two guests this month: Jeremy Hogden and Dietmar Kuchemann from Kings College London. Find out about their research and listen to them discuss negative numbers, ratio and changes in pupil performance over time. Please visit the resource page for this TES maths podcast episode to access the links to the resources and ideas discussed throughout the show.

Introducing algebra




For this episode, Craig Barton is joined by Alison Kiddle from the NRICH website. They discuss topics including problem solving, rich tasks and ways of introducing algebra. Please visit the resource page for this TES maths podcast episode to access the links to the resources and ideas discussed throughout the show.

Probability




This episode, Craig Barton is joined by Mark McCourt of emaths and Beluga Learning fame. We discuss probability, the dreaded Ofsted and micromorts. You can also find out who Mark threatens to punch during the course of the podcast! Please visit the resource page for this TES maths podcast episode to access the links to the resources and ideas discussed throughout the show.