Developing Mental Maths Strategies in PS3 (Year 4, 5 and 6) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)

Course date: 17th Nov 2021

‘Enrichment and experiences

The achievement outcomes refer in multiple places to the resources that could and should be used to enhance understanding and enrich the mathematical experiences of learners.

The appropriate use of a range of digital technologies, manipulables, everyday objects, and concrete and abstract representations of mathematical objects helps the learners to engage with mathematical concepts from more than one perspective.’

Welsh Government Draft Statutory Guidance – AoLE Mathematics and Numeracy April 2019

£190.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: TAs, Y4 Y5 Y6 Teachers
  • help teachers feel more confident in developing children’s mental maths strategies identify the key skills and strategies children need to confidently and effectively carry out mental calculations
  • promote rich and broad opportunities for children to develop their mental Mathematics
  • explore the valuable role of visualisation, images and a range of practical resources in developing the ability to work mentally – concrete, pictorial, abstract
  • equip teachers with an array of practical ideas, activities and resources to implement in the classroom for a range of levels of ability

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