The Oxford University Press (OUP) recently organised an interactive IGCSE Mathematics workshop for school teachers. The workshop was led by Deborah Barton, mathematics education expert and the author of Complete Mathematics for Cambridge Secondary 1 and saw participation from over 70 School teachers from 29 prominent schools. The workshop was attended by Podar Group of Schools, Billabong High Group of Schools, Universal Group, JBCN International Group of School, Bombay Cambridge International School, CP Goenka International Group of Schools, SVKM International School, SNBP International School from Pune and the Creator international School, Akola.
The workshop focused on preparing the students to succeed in the transition from Cambridge Lower Secondary to Cambridge IGCSE. The trainer Deborah Barton emphasised on organizing discussion sessions with students about the tricky topics at lower secondary and beyond and introduced modules for making maths classroom more engaging and student-centric. She also discussed how to apply mathematics in real-life problem solving and tips to succeed in examinations.
Deborah Barton is an experienced teacher, examiner, and author, now working as a freelance Mathematics consultant. She has taught Mathematics at all levels up to A-level (including Further Mathematics) at a range of secondary schools for over 20 years. She is an experienced examiner working at a senior level for three different exam boards in the UK. Much of her consultancy work is for exam boards and publishers, she is also the author of Complete Mathematics for Cambridge Secondary 1. She has written a number of books including the popular Complete Mathematics for Cambridge Lower Secondary and Mathematics for Cambridge IGCSE Teacher Pack