Variation theory - more than minimally different questions

Written by Chris McGrane Friday, 14 June 2019

Edited and compiled by Robert J Smith @RJS2212

La Salle Education will be hosting @LaSalleEd MathsConf19 #MathsConf19 on Saturday 22nd June 2019, tickets still available.


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'Variation theory - more than minimally different questions’ is a blog preview of Chris McGranes's #MathsConf19 session/workshop being run at #MathsConf19.


Variation Theory is a an aspect of mathematics pedagogy which has had increased focus over the past couple of years. This presentation will, through examples of tasks, questions and prompts explore this topic more fully. There is much more to variation theory, beyond lists of minimally different questions - come along to find out what!


You can see Chris McGrane speak about "Variation theory - more than minimally different questions" during #MathsConf19 at the Penistone Grammar School on Saturday 22nd June

Don't forget in July we also have our 'FREE' Maths Teacher Network events in association with Oxford University Press and AQA.

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About the Author

Chris McGrane

Chris has 13 years of teaching experience, spread across 3 very different schools. Before becoming Mathematics Lead for La Salle in Scotland he was Principal Teacher of Maths at Hillhead High School and oversaw the design and implementation of a mastery curriculum - the first of its type in Scotland. The work was been hailed as sector leading, while attainment improved over this time. Chris is an avid reader of literature relating to mathematics education and has shared both this learning and practice from his own classroom regularly at conferences, where has been a popular speaker. Chris has appeared on recent episodes of Craig Barton's podcast and is scheduled to appear for an extended interview in the coming year.

Chris has played a role in moving forward professional dialogue regarding mathematics education in Scotland. In addition to conference presentations he uses Twitter daily to share insight, ideas and opinion. He regularly publishes articles on his blog. Chris is the lead of the Glasgow branch of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), which regularly puts on events with expert speakers. Recently, reflecting his interest in effective task design, Chris launched the website startingpointsmaths.blogspot.com which shares tasks he has written and collated from colleagues.

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