FP Mastering Mathematics– what matters – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)

An opportunity to unpick and understand the big ideas and what matters in mathematics, and to explore the teaching approaches that ensure learners develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

£180.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: FP Teachers, TAs

Course objectives

This day will be “hands-on”  - full of practical ideas, strategies and techniques for developing “number sense” in young children.  We will consider ways to ensure that young learners have a firm foundation in mathematical learning so that they develop into confident, independent mathematical thinkers and problem solvers.
  • consider the mastery approach to teaching mathematics and what this looks like in FP classrooms;
  • explore, through practical activities, the use of the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach to develop deep understanding of mathematical concepts;
  • focus on the development of conceptual understanding so that children have a “feel” for number and can apply their skills in a range of contexts;
  • look at the key concepts, the “big ideas”, that children need to understand  in order to become fluent in all areas of maths;
  • show how this approach meets the purposes and aims of Successful Futures.

Course Presenter: Lynwen Barnsley

MATHEMATICS & NUMERACY – Lynwen Barnsley provides training and support for schools in all aspects of mathematics and numeracy. Lynwen’s training courses focus on the why and how of teaching mathematics, providing practical ideas and approaches that ensure learners “make sense” of maths and develop as independent mathematical thinkers. Her training covers a wide range of ideas and topics, such as developing numerical reasoning, the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach, bar modelling, mastery, problem-solving, mathematical communication and thinking, fluency and flexibility with mathematical ideas, assessment for learning, creativity and using numeracy across the curriculum in meaningful ways. Her Digit Dog character and blog are used in many classrooms to develop mathematical thinking and reasoning in young learners. Lynwen Barnsley also works across the UK as a consultant for Numicon and Inspire Maths (OUP) and has many years experience as a CAME and Let’s Think  tutor. Search for Courses

Course Location: South Wales

CARDIFF: Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay CF10 4AU START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start
The Future Inn, Cardiff Bay https://www.futureinns.co.uk/cardiff/