Oxford University Press (OUP) has joined forces with Craig Barton and Eedi to develop the Oxford Smart Curriculum for Maths, a brand-new, innovative 11-16 curriculum. Drawing on a mixture of data and expert teaching insight, they have created a carefully sequenced curriculum pathway that gives students the greatest chance of success in their maths learning. The curriculum pathway is based on the latest guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCTEM) and enhanced with key learning data from Eedi.
A range of teaching and learning resources, assessment, CPD, and research material is being developed in tandem with the curriculum as part of a wider curriculum service that will support schools in delivering the most aspirational and impactful maths experience for their students.
Craig Barton is the Series Editor for the Oxford Smart Curriculum for Maths. A leading figure in Secondary Maths education in the UK and Head of Education at Eedi, Craig Barton is also the creator of mrbartonmaths.com, host of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, and the best-selling author of How I Wish I’d Taught Maths (2018) and Reflect, Expect, Check, Explain (2020). Drawing on his expertise and experience in the classroom and following his unique learning episode model, Craig is working closely with OUP to help develop a rich and data-driven curriculum designed to evolve with the needs of teachers and their students and to enable every child to succeed in maths.
The Oxford Smart Curriculum has been created by an expert group of key stakeholders who have used their insight and experiences to help inform and shape the curriculum. Members include awarding body representatives, curriculum and assessment experts, and practicing teachers such as Charlotte Hawthorne, Helen Konstantine, Jemma Sherwood, Dan Draper, Katie Wood, Ian Bettison, and Julia Smith. Craig Barton is a member of the Curriculum Group for Maths. Additionally, OUP has been able to draw on Eedi’s extensive insights about learning to inform the best possible product design for the Oxford Smart Curriculum for Maths.Click here to read the original press release.