The AIMING HIGH Teacher Network links the AIMSSEC international community and all who share the AIMSSEC goals to raise the professional status and professionalism of mathematics teachers and to spread enthusiasm and enjoyment in learning mathematics. All our work is underpinned by the belief, supported by widespread research, that effective mathematics teaching is based on:
- strong subject knowledge,
- an understanding of how students learn maths, and
- the skills and confidence to use this knowledge.
Through this network, educators can get together for help, for sharing information and for discussing ideas and concerns with other professionals.
The learning activities you find here are designed to engage learners in thinking mathematically. You can click on the blue links on the right to search for topics. By trying these activities, and sharing ideas with other teachers in the blog that follows that learning activity, you will gain insights to help you to develop your teaching. Solutions are provided to save you time so these conversations should concentrate on how to use the learning resources effectively for activity based learning. Teaching in this way is much more difficult than ‘teacher centered’ teaching so, by writing about what worked well in their classrooms, teachers can help each other to plan motivating and successful lessons.
The best teachers, at all levels, are themselves active learners always keen to engage in doing and discussing mathematics. You can also download guidance documents to help you to run workshops for other teachers without being a subject expert, posters for your classroom walls, articles to read and much more.