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Investigating the A to Z of Algebra: Meeting the Challenges of Algebra in the New Curriculum

This course is one of a series of courses which aims to raise standards in mathematics by developing, extending and building the understanding, knowledge and skills of the teacher.

This course considers the requirements of algebra and number for KS2 moreover, how lessons can be planned for assessment of problem solving, reasoning and fluency in the requirements of the new curriculum.

Participants will, through task related seminars, consider the mathematical content at this level and how to plan for its delivery.
The course will cover

  • Using simple formulae
  • Generating and describing linear number sequences
  • Expressing missing number problems algebraically
  • Finding pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns (variables)
  • Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.
  • Solving problems using simple algebra
  • Using non-statutory guidance to broaden understanding
  • Missing numbers, lengths, coordinates and angles
  • Formulae in mathematics and science [e.g. P=2(a + b)]
  • Equivalent expressions (for example, a + b = b + a)
  • Generalisations of number patterns
  • Number puzzles (for example, ‘What is the missing number?’)

Course Overview

This course considers the requirements of algebra and number for KS2 moreover, how lessons can be planned for assessment of problem solving, reasoning and fluency in the requirements of the new curriculum.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be aware of the assessment requirements in attainment in algebra at key stage 2
  • Have practical ideas for algebra based topics
  • Link fluency in algebraic understanding in other areas of mathematics

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

Using formulae from conceptual understanding using simple formulae

Session 2

What exactly is a number sequence? Can patterns help predictions? generating and describing linear number sequences

Session 3

Solving problems, fluency and reasoning expressing missing number problems algebraically finding pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns (variables) enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables

Session 4

Using non-statutory guidance to broaden understanding in mathematics and across the curriculum missing numbers, lengths, coordinates and angles formulae in mathematics and science equivalent expressions (for example, a + b = b + a) generalisations of number patterns. number puzzles 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.

Tutor information and feedback

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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