Developing children’s understanding of formal written methods of calculation

These two half day courses are designed for teachers, NQTs/RQTs and teaching assistants who want to explore how formal calculation methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division can be developed…

Course TitleDeveloping children’s understanding of formal written methods of calculation
Course TutorLorraine Woollven / Mathematics Team
Duration2 x half days
Target AudienceTeachers, teaching assistants and NQTs
Key StagesKS2
GuidanceDesirable
Course DescriptionThese two half day courses are designed for teachers, NQTs/RQTs and teaching assistants who want to explore how formal calculation methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division can be developed.
The sessions seek to demonstrate how fluency and conceptual understanding can be developed in tandem. The National Curriculum aim that children should reason mathematically will be modelled through the materials and teaching approaches used.
There will be an opportunity to explore different resources, develop an understanding of progression and recognise how the links between these strands of mathematics can be used to secure pupils’ understanding.
It is essential that colleagues attend both sessions.
OutcomesParticipants will:
• be supported to develop consistently good and outstanding teaching through a clear understanding on how to develop a progression in the teaching of these calculation methods;
• be aware of teaching strategies to support children in developing their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division;
• be aware of common misconceptions frequently held by children in these aspects of mathematics and the implications for teaching;
• be aware of resources, models and images available to develop children’s understanding in these concepts;
• be provided with accompanying notes and training materials to lead a staff development session.
Date/sTBC
TimeTBC
VenueTBC
CostLearning Exchange member fee: £150 per delegate
Non member fee: £175 per delegate
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