NEW: Maths Through Storybooks – Y1 to Y4 SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)

Teaching maths through story books provides children with engaging and exciting ways of exploring and understanding key mathematical concepts. They captivate children’s interest and help them understand that mathematics is everywhere, even in the stories they hear and read.

This course will look at ways in which sharing stories can be linked directly to the development of mathematical concepts. It will explore a range of practical mathematics activities that enable children to use and apply mathematical concepts and language in real life meaningful situations, linked to a wide range of children’s literature.

£190.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: TAs, Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Teachers

Course objectives

  • to explore a range of mathematical concepts in story books and how they can be incorporated into the learning and teaching of mathematics
  • to promote the use of mathematical language through stories
  • to provide practical ideas to develop mathematical concepts introduced through stories
  • to demonstrate how stories can provide a framework for generating and building problem solving skills
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Course Presenter: Gaynor Murphy

MATHEMATICS/ NUMERACY and FINANCIAL LITERACY - Gaynor Murphy has considerable experience of working with primary schools in a variety of contexts to improve the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics. This includes providing subject specific training, support, advice and professional development both centrally and school based. She is passionate about engaging pupils through active, relevant and enjoyable approaches to mathematics which allows them to gain confidence in understanding key mathematical concepts and a deep love of mathematics. She considers developing teachers confidence in use of assessment in classrooms is crucial to raise achievement and ensure every lesson engages all individual pupils at an appropriate level. Through her work with the Welsh Government, Gaynor has trained and supported schools across Wales in various roles. As the primary adviser for the Welsh Financial Education Unit (WFEU) she co-wrote Welsh Government guidance on delivering financial education in schools and provided training and resources for schools across Wales linked to this. Working as a National Support Programme Partner, Gaynor worked with schools nationally supporting teachers, headteachers, teaching assistants and governors in effectively implementing the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF). Gaynor Murphy's experience as an Estyn inspector enabled her to develop the skills to evaluate the quality of provision and to provide advice on effective school improvement. Gaynor Murphy has a Masters degree in Education and holds a NPQH. She is also a Numicon consultant and a Let's Think and PCame tutor and is keen to promote a collaborative problem-solving approach to mathematics. Search for Courses

Course Location: South Wales - Cardiff

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