ABOUT THIS COURSE

A practical workshop to explore teaching approaches and misconceptions for key areas of the maths curriculum as well as develop your own understanding. Become more confident in your understanding of key content areas at both tiers to enhance your delivery to, or support of, learners. Walk away with ready to implement ideas and resources and confidence to implement them.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Explore key topic areas and how to teach them with confidence
  • Develop understanding of how to scaffold and extend student learning
  • Complete practical activities which you can then utilise in the classroom
  • Consider effective resources and approaches for teaching Maths with confidence
COURSE DATES London Tuesday 30 October 2018
London Friday 25 January 2019
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • All non-specialists teaching GCSE Maths
COURSE CODE 7312
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

 

1

10.00 – 11.00am: Exploring the Fundamentals of the subject

  • Consider the key areas of the subject with which non-specialists struggle
  • Barriers to learning and engagement for students in Maths
  • Explore areas of need for students and teachers
  • Determine the underpinning misconceptions / subject wide issues and how to overcome them
  • Research ideas for improving your own understanding of the key topics
2

11.00 – 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break

3

11.15 – 11.45am: Use of algebra

  • Fundamentals of good teaching of algebra
  • Key aspects of the topic
  • How to ensure student understanding of the principles of algebra and how they can use these
4

11.45 – 12.30pm: Geometrical reasoning

  • Explore what is meant by ‘geometrical reasoning’
  • How to teach this to the appropriate standard
  • Ensuring student progress – assessment techniques that work
5

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch and informal discussion

6

1.30 – 2.15pm: Proportional understanding

  • Key issues for teaching proportional understanding well
  • Where students struggle on this topic
  • Explore teaching and learning ideas for ensuring student progress on proportions
7

2.15 – 3.00pm: Statistical misgivings

  • What students misunderstand on statistics
  • Teaching ideas to strengthen understanding and maintain progress
8

3.00 – 3.15pm: Discussion: afternoon tea

9
  • Plan for upcoming topics with Neil’s expert support and using experience and resources explored throughout the day

Neil Donlan

Neil is Assistant Principal at the JCB Academy and Director of Student Performance. He is an Outstanding practitioner of Maths, with vast experience leading the transformation of Maths departments, improving several seriously underperforming departments.

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