Mathematical Reasoning in KS3

National Project – Mathematical Reasoning in KS3

A National Teaching Research Project to develop the teaching of reasoning skills at Key Stage 3 is currently being run and administered by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) in association with the Maths Hubs across the country.


Rastrick High School has led the project on behalf of the White Rose Maths Hub.  Owen Davies (Lead Teacher) and Claire Marshall (NQT) have been delivering the training sessions over the 2015-2016 academic year involving eight schools.  Professor John Monaghan from Leeds University has been working as a Higher Education Research Partner.

The project consists of four sessions, which run over four half terms.  There are three action research tasks to be completed between the sessions, which will support and develop the participant’s ability to improve reasoning within their own practice, and then take into their department. 


Recent announcements by the NCETM and Maths Hubs have stated that this projected will be extended and developed into further CPD courses available to the wider Hub.

For further details, please contact or see details published by the White Rose Maths Hub.

Owen Davies and Claire Marshall will be delivering aspects of this project at the White Rose Maths Hub event ‘Maths: Everyone Can’ on 6 July 2016.