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Wiltshire Primary Mathematics Conference


An inspiring and hands-on event for primary maths teachers, featuring:
Mike Askew and Craig Barton

This one-day conference, for primary teachers of maths, aims to explore effective strategies for teaching mathematics so that teachers can develop effective pedagogy in practice.


Featuring Keynote talks by:
  • Professor Mike Askew - internationally renowned Mathematician, speaker and author of Transforming Primary Mathematics.

Reasoning: The heart of mathematics
Reasoning is at the heart of learning and doing mathematics. But evidence points to reasoning not getting as much attention in mathematics lessons as it might. In this keynote Mike will explore why it is important that all children get to engage in mathematical reasoning, and why reasoning is complementary to, but not directly dependent upon, fluency and problem solving. We will explore practical strategies for bringing reasoning into the heart of all mathematics teaching, and making mathematics learning engaging, challenging and productive.

Workshop: Generalising as a habit of mind.
Habits develop when we consistently engage in actions, little and often. If we want pupils to be habitual generalisers, then we must give them frequent opportunities to do so. This workshop will explore a number of 5- to 10- minute activities that can engage pupils in regular opportunities to generalise.

  • Craig Barton (mrbartonmaths.com) - national speaker, presenter of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, author of 'How I Wish I'd Taught Maths' and co-founder of DiagnosticQuestions.com

  • In his keynote talk Craig will be talking about how educational research has changed the way he teaches mathematics, together with simple, practical, effective strategies to put this research into practice.

Workshop: Making the Most of worked examples
  • In his workshop he will be sharing ideas on making the most of worked examples, including Example-Problem Pairs, Silent Teacher and Show Call.

Additional workshops to be confirmed


Teachers will:

  • have a greater understanding of Mathematical Reasoning in the context of our National Curriculum.

  • have explored effective strategies for teaching mathematics in order to develop effective pedagogy in practice.

Booking Information

Refreshments will be provided on arrival and during the day. Lunch will also be provided as this course will last for a full day.


Primary teachers, Maths subject leaders.

25 Jun 2019 09:00 - 16:00

Closing date: 21/06/2019
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Date and Time

25 Jun 2019 09:00 - 16:00


Devizes Corn Exchange (DCE / Devizes Corn Exchange - Room tbc), The Market Place, Devizes, Wilts, SN10 1HS


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