Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
Heath House Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date

01 January 2020

Course Time

09:30 to 15:45

01 January 2020    


Mathematics: How to embed reasoning and problem solving into every lesson

Course details

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the nature of mathematical reasoning and problem solving and how it can be embedded throughout the maths curriculum. Through practical activities participants will develop their knowledge of ways to encourage pupils to become independent problem solvers. Participants will develop skills to enable them to achieve good to outstanding maths teaching.

Course synopsis:
  • Developing good and outstanding maths teaching by supporting children in applying their learning.
  • Improving the delegates understanding of what is meant by mathematical reasoning.
  • How to embed mathematical reasoning into every maths lesson.
  • Putting problem solving at the centre of maths lessons.
  • How to teach children to think mathematically.
  • How to develop children’s mathematical reasoning.
  • Practical activities to take straight back to the class.

Aimed at

The course is aimed at Primary teachers, NQTs  support staff, subject leaders, head teachers and governors in primary and middle schools.

Why should participants attend this course?

Participants will gain the knowledge and confidence to understand how to assess and plan for problem solving and reasoning in every lesson to achieve good to outstanding teaching.

Session timetable

Session 1: 9:30-10:45

  • What is mathematical reasoning?
  • Encouraging mathematical reasoning with teacher questioning and discussion of  strategies

Session 2: 11:00-12:15

  • What is mathematical problem solving?
  • Are word problems the same as problem solving?

Session 3: 1:00-2:15

  • Does investigative mathematics have a role to play?
  • How to use problems to highlight mathematical structure and relational understanding
  • Structuring the stages of problem solving

Session 4: 2:30-3:45

  • Embedding  them all in planning, marking and assessing

Tutor information

Russell is educated to Masters Level in Mathematics and Education, holds NCETM accreditation for leading professional development, and is a respected lecturer, adviser, trainer and teacher. Twenty five years of experience gained working in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education both in the UK and Europe developed his knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning of maths, at all levels. He is known for his practical approach to the subject and, for improving progress and results, in the most challenging of environments. Russell has built a reputation as being an excellent adviser, trainer and teacher.

Course feedback

Level of subject knowledge course materials. Flexibility of instructor/tutor, answering of questions and interactivity.
The use of equipment to help learning and discussion of reasoning.
Practical activities used throughout Very approachable and knowledgeable trainer.
Practical ideas to use in the classroom. Introduction to useful web resources.
Examples of extending maths problems through reasoning
Highlighting approaches to problem solving in every lesson.
Resources to be used in school eg kangaroo maths

Membership special offers

28 September 2016 First delegate rate: £175.50+vat Additional delegate rate: £125+vat per delegate

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