Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 day

Venue address:
Heath House Training & Conference Centre, Cheadle Rd, Uttoxeter, Staffs, ST14 7BY

Course Date

27 February 2018

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:30

Limited
Availability:
27 February 2018    

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Mathematics: Mastery of Fractions

The aim of this cpd course is to look at how we can successfully move learners at Primary level from basic understanding of fractions towards mastery. This will be a practical task based day that looks at what has to be taught and learnt. Included throughout the sessions will be teacher oriented tasks that will allow for deeper reflection of what fractions are and how they operate with other numbers.

Why should participants attend?

  • To enhance their pupil’s conceptual understanding of fractions and their operations in mathematics and also to increase their own subject knowledge in this subject

What does the course cover/look at?

  • This course will look at fractions from simple recognition of halves and quarters through to decimal equivalence and operations with other numbers. It will include ideas for tasks in the classroom, exemplary work and importantly building on teacher subject knowledge and questioning skills.

Why is the subject important?

  • The subject requires greater depth of understanding now in the national curriculum and conceptual understanding by the children is a key part of their learning.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be able to develop good and outstanding teaching of fractions
  • Build confidence of the teacher as a maths ‘expert’ in the classroom through a more in depth understanding of the processes involved
  • Different approaches to the teaching and learning of fractions that are built on other areas of mathematics
  • Reflection of what we as teachers perceive fractions to be and how we might expand on current knowledge

Aimed at

This course is designed for teachers, support staff, and maths co-ordinators in primary and junior schools

Session timetable

The session time table is currently being updated.

Session 1 (9:30 - 10:30)

Year 3
  • Programme of Study (Y3)
  • Some ideas for teaching
  • Teacher tasks
  • Exemplary work
  • Reflection

Session 2 (10:40 - 11:45)

Year 4
  • Programme of Study (Y4)
  • Some ideas for teaching
  • Teacher tasks
  • Exemplary work
  • Reflection

Session 3 (12:30- 2:00)

Year 5
  • Programme of Study
  • Some ideas for teaching
  • Teacher tasks (1)
  • Exemplary work
  • Teacher tasks (2)
  • Reflection

Session 4 (2:00- 3:30)

Year 6
  • Programme of Study
  • Some ideas for teaching
  • Teacher tasks (1)
  • Exemplary work
  • Teacher tasks (2)
  • Reflection

Tutor information

Russell is an independent mathematics adviser & author of text books in the primary and secondary sectors who has taught mathematics and worked with teachers in all five national curriculum key stages. He has worked in schools with students and teachers in England and mainland Europe over the past twenty years.He holds NCETM accreditation for leading professional development, and is a respected lecturer, adviser, trainer and teacher.

Course feedback

“Great teaching at correct pace. Went through what each year groups targets are." “Thank you, you really helped me today.” "A relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. If you didn’t understand or made a mistake Russell helped." “Some excellent ‘tricks’ for decimals!” “A clear step through all the years and the expectations & good examples” "Thorough explanations and time was taken to answer questions"

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