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Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton.
This time around I spoke to Jo Morgan.
Jo is a legend of the maths teaching community. Her website, resourceaholic, is the go-to site for many teachers to find hand-picked, curated, top-quality resources and her Maths Gems series of posts are a must read for the latest mathematical gold out there. But as we all know, Jo is perhaps best known for her frequent appearances on this very podcast as my co host for several Conference Takeaways episodes as well as a some standalone episodes like this one.
In the episode we focus on three main themes:
- How is Jo feeling and preparing for the forthcoming school year?
- What did Jo find out when she surveyed 800 teachers about the depth they go into with regard to topics on the maths curriculum?
- Jo and I discuss our views and research into the sequencing of maths curricula and schemes of work
Jo is always insightful and great company, and today’s episode is no exception.
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2 thoughts on “#155 Jo Morgan – depth and sequencing of the maths curriculum”
This was a fantastic episode. Thank you both. Is it possible to add links to some of the sources of ‘deep’ resources mentioned in the show please?
Hiya. Breadth and scope is crucial to the world of maths.
For example let’s say I was teaching a entire year one class about shapes and colours. I would typically look at recommended methods to use. I would also try to list some effective ways in order to teach them how to master this fun topic. I could play colour bingo, or ask them to name correctly five different colours and shapes they see. I could prepare a tailored shape quiz, hunt or challenge for them to complete. I could make up my own resource at home for them to try out as well.
I even could get them to test each other in pairs using a whiteboard.