Mathematics Conference – 23 November 2015

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We are delighted to offer this conference to you. The conference will be delivered by Lorraine Woollven from the Learning Exchange team.

Both sessions will model, through practical application, how freely available materials provided by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and NRICH can be used effectively across the primary age range to teach the National Curriculum Programmes of Study and develop secure conceptual understanding.

The session contents are built around the principles of Learning without Limits (written by Susan Hart, Annabelle Dixon, Mary Jane Drummond & Donald McIntyre reflecting the work of Dame Alison Peacock, Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School) and supports the national curriculum expectation that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. Using high quality materials delegates will explore developing mastery for all and how appropriate intervention and use of manipulatives can support this goal.

Session 1 – 09:00 – 12:00 Fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics

Developing pupils’ fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics through effective teaching of mental calculation. This active and practical session will demonstrate how fluency and conceptual understanding can be developed in tandem. Delegates will be given a progression guidance document, aligned with the 2014 National Curriculum Programmes of Study that will support schools to develop a clear progression in their development of mental calculation strategies.

Session 2 – 13:00 – 16:00 Teaching division, fractions, ratio and proportion – KS2

Teaching division, fractions, ratio and proportion at Key Stage 2. This active and practical session will help refresh teachers’ subject knowledge and provide an opportunity to explore effective teaching approaches for this area of the mathematics curriculum. Delegates will experience different activities through which strong conceptual understanding can be developed. The session will look at the relationship between these aspects of mathematics and will include an opportunity to consider models of fractions including commutativity.

Cost

The cost of the event is £100 per delegate, per session.
Cost for those attending the full day programme is £160

For further information and to book a place, please email thelearningexchange@n-somerset.gov.uk or call 01934 427508.

 

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