Numerical Reasoning


Target GroupPrimary Teachers, TAs


25 September 2018
Price: £ 216.00
Venue: Future Inn Cardiff Bay, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4AU
Time: 8.30 registration for a 9am start
Cost of course £180 plus VAT

 Reasoning is fundamental to knowing and doing mathematics, it underpins the other numeracy strands of the LNF and yet it is often the area that is neglected or considered difficult to teach.
Course Objectives:

  • understand how to develop numerical reasoning progressively throughout the FP
  • understand the specific skills that young learners need to develop
  • consider a range of practical ideas for developing reasoning skills, both within focused mathematical tasks and across other areas of learning
  • discuss the importance of teacher questioning in supporting the development of reasoning skills
  • consider how to enable young children to work independently by providing engaging tasks in continuous and enhanced provision.

Course Provider: Lynwen Barnsley

Lynwen currently works as an independent numeracy consultant. An experienced practitioner she has taught across all primary age groups. She has been a deputy head and, most recently, a mathematics adviser where she gained extensive experience of providing training and support for teachers in mathematics and numeracy. She was part of the advisory group that originally developed the Literacy and Numeracy Framework. Lynwen is a consultant and trainer for Numicon and Inspire Maths and has many years experience delivering training in CAME and Let’s Think.

Lynwen firmly believes that effective teaching places the learner at the centre and that in order to learn effectively children need to be active and to talk about their learning and thinking. She has developed approaches in mathematics that promote conceptual understanding and learner independence rather than an over-emphasis on the learning of procedures and techniques. In numeracy she has developed meaningful ways for learners to use their skills across the curriculum.