Print materials

To get started, read the Module handbook.

Module handbook PDF* (Includes all guides and handouts)
Introductory session guide PDF DOC
Into the classroom: lesson plan PDF DOC
Follow-up session guide PDF DOC
Handout 1 Problems for discussion PDF DOC
Handout 2 Recognising helpful and unhelpful talk PDF DOC
Handout 3 Ten ground rules for pupil-pupil discussion PDF DOC
Handout 4 Planning for pupil-pupil discussion PDF DOC
Handout 5 What is the teacher's role during discussion? PDF DOC
Handout 6 Notes on the problems PDF DOC
Handout 7 Further activities to promote speaking and listening PDF DOC
Handout 8 Suggested further reading PDF DOC

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All Videos

Angela's lesson
Angela's reflections
Eve's lesson
Eve's lesson plan
Eve's reflections
Experience a mathematical discussion
Follow-up session
Into the classroom
Introductory session
Marc's lesson
Marc's reflections
Speaking and listening games
Teachers reflect on their discussion

Large versions of the problems (for projection)

Schoolteachers and dentists PDF DOC Sharing office space PDF DOC
Treasure hunt PDF DOC

Run the software

Treasure hunt

This requires Flash Player 7 (or later) which is available free from

Install the software on other computers

Each of the following contains all the computer-based problems for the five Professional Development modules.

Installer for Windows PCs (Installs everything to the 'Start' menu - no Flash Player needed)
Apple Mac version (OS X only, no Flash Player needed)
Run "offline" in a web browser (Any system with Flash Player 7 or later - copy the files to wherever you want them)


Please try out the software on the same computers which your students will be using well in advance of the lesson.