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A whole school approach to planning for progression in mathematics

Activity type:
  • Training course

In school/collaboration prices available on request

This CPD is suitable for anyone planning or supporting in maths lessons in KS2, KS1 and the EYFS

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A whole school approach to planning for progression in mathematics

This course can be delivered during a full day and a twilight or across two to three twilights.

This continuous professional development (CPD) is suitable for anyone planning or supporting in maths lessons in key stage 2, key stage 1 and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Summary of workshops

  • Revisiting the three aims of the National Curriculum and the importance of each of the aims. Links to Blooms Taxonomy, Higher Order Thinking Skill. (know it, use it, prove it)
  • What does a mathematician look like? – a series of problem solving activities exploring the skills we need to develop to create mathematicians
  • Exploring a deep conceptual understanding, use of the concrete, pictorial, abstract approach (build it, draw it, solve it)
  • Use of consistent visual images to reinforce links – such as part, part, whole, bar model and clear calculation policy, detailing methods and images including fractions
  • Embedding reasoning – rich resources and questions that give children the opportunity to reason, for example, what is the same and what is different?
  • Effective differentiation using low threshold, high ceiling tasks – adding scaffolding to support those who need support and deepening the task for the rapid grasper
  • Planning learning sequences, identifying what needs to be taught, discussing the smalls steps and how to support and deepen understanding
  • The effective use of maths working walls
  • What does Mastering Mathematics mean? Busting Mastery myths
  • How do you plan for and achieve deep understanding?
  • Exploring language and communication and sharing easy to implement, practical activities
  • Exploring conceptual understanding through the use of the CPA approach and a brief introduction to bar modelling
  • Encouraging mathematical thinking by the use of well-designed questions and tasks
  • Exploring problem solving.

(optional but extremely effective for collaborations)

  • The main focus of this session is a key learning market place where teachers share ideas, resources and experiences
  • Exploring effective teaching in mathematics
  • Exploring effective assessment in mathematics and responsive teaching