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How to embed reasoning and problem solving into every lesson

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. They will know how to achieve good to outstanding maths teaching.

Aimed at

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

Course Objectives

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.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • What is mathematical reasoning?
  • Encouraging mathematical reasoning with teacher questioning and discussion of  strategies
Session 2
  • What is mathematical problem solving?
  • Are word problems the same as problem solving?
Session 3
  • 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
  • Embedding them all in planning, marking and assessing

Tutor information

Russell is an experienced, energetic, successful trainer, Maths adviser, teacher and manager at department level. His degree is in mathematics and education and as a keen maths teacher he is always looking for ways to develop his own knowledge and practice. He is a National Centre for the Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics Accredited Professional Development Lead Practitioner. With experience in developing and implementing assessment, curriculums and schemes of learning, optimising the learning atmosphere, developing staff potential and managing resources Russell has a proven track record of raising the standard and progress of teachers and students. With excellent subject knowledge Russell’s courses are stimulating and practical, with plenty of opportunity for discussion. Russell believes everyone has the ability to achieve in maths and has the right to fulfil their potential. It is his wish to encourage and enable practitioners to build their pupils confidence, understanding and ability to achieve their full potential in a positive learning environment.

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