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:
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.
- Professor Mike Askew - internationally renowned Mathematician, speaker and author of Transforming Primary Mathematics.
Workshop: Making the Most of worked examples
- 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.
Additional workshops to be confirmed
- In his workshop he will be sharing ideas on making the most of worked examples, including Example-Problem Pairs, Silent Teacher and Show Call.
- 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.
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.