Course Cost:

Non Members: £185.00 (excluding VAT)

Members: £166.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
PBM Training and Consultancy (Head Office), Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date
 

01 January 2020

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:30

This is a practical one day course designed to improve the teaching of Mathematics at KS2. The course focuses on practical, step by step ways of moving learners from concrete methods to abstract methods; removing their dependence on facts and procedures alone. The course is designed to build the confidence of the teacher as a mathematics expert in the classroom through a more in depth understanding of the processes involved. The course will look at the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division at KS2 in line with the new national curriculum expectations. The course looks at planning, problem solving, intervention strategies, and assessment of impact in line with the new national curriculum, inspection expectations and guidance on best practice.

Course Objectives

  • Improve the teaching of mathematics at KS2 in order to raise standards.
  • Help practitioners to improve their knowledge of mathematical processes.
  • Build confidence of the teacher as a maths ‘expert’ in the classroom through a more in depth understanding of the processes involved.
  • Choosing appropriate interim methods to help pupils move from concrete calculations to abstract methods, with the aim of securing understanding of written algorithms.
  • Identifying the different interpretations of subtraction, multiplication and division and how this impacts on what it is that is being learnt.
  • Assess and evaluate your current practice.
  • Identify areas for improvement.
  • Measuring the impact: How will you know if these methods are successful in your classroom/school?
  • Assessment pointers.

Aimed at

Teachers of KS2 mathematics, subject coordinators, senior managers. Preparing for requirements of 2014 curriculum.

In-School Training

In-School Training

This course is available as in-school training. If you would like to find out more about in-school training please go to the in-school training section   CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT IN SCHOOL TRAINING
  or call us on 01889 567 014

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

Addition
  • What are we doing when adding?
  • Aggregation, augmentation, counting on
  • Which one relates most closely to the formal written algorithm?
  • Practical activity (1)
  • Is it useful to record this procedure? Are the pupils now ready to transfer this to a formal written interpretation?
  • Practical activity (2)
  • How does this improve upon the first activity?
  • What should the next step be?
  • Practical activity (3)
  • Reflection

Session 2

Subtraction
  • Is subtraction a unique operation?
  • Taking away, the difference between
  • Which one relates most closely to the formal written algorithm?
  • Practical activity (1)
  • What issues arose that would need intervention from a teaching point of view?
  • Practical activity (2)
  • How does this improve upon the first activity?
  • What should the next step be?
  • Practical activity (3)
  • Reflection

Session 3

Multiplication
  • What is multiplication?
  • Repeated addition, scaling
  • What are we doing in the formal written algorithm?
  • What is the essential knowledge needed before it can be successfully completed?
  • Practical activity (1) Grid
  • Does the grid method throw up results identical to the formal written method?
  • Practical activity (2) Moving towards the written algorithm
  • Practical activity (3)
  • Reflection

Session 4

Division
  • Sharing or grouping? Repeated subtraction or scaling
  • What are we doing in the formal written algorithm?
  • Practical activity (1) sharing
  • Practical activity (2) grouping
  • Which one relates most closely to the formal written algorithm?
  • Practical activity (3) Arrays
  • What should the next step be?
  • Practical activity (4)
  • Reflection
  • Assessment of impact upon pupils
  • Observing good practice and feeding back to staff
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date, we reserve the right to update, alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Course Feedback

The course on 23 September 2014 was well received. These are a few of the things that participants said they enjoyed about the course:

  • The practical and  visual  elements  of  the training alongside the opportunity for discussion and guidance.
  • Was clearly inked to the new strands of the maths curriculum - reasoning etc
  • Lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk with others. Pass on thanks to cook lovely home cooked food Yum, Yum
  • Delivery of course, resource file hand-out. Discussion work with group
  • Venue as always, practical application. File contents always excellent.
The course on 21 April 2015 was well received.These are the things that participants said that they enjoyed about the course:
  •  Very Well lead by tutor - small group environment more personalised
  • Ideas for developing children’s progress through methods
  • Great clear delivery by Russell, fun, interactive and appropriate for the whole school. Seeing progress across the school
  • Hands on activities
 

Membership special offers

18 May 2016:

Members Advance Booking Discount

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