ABOUT THIS COURSE

We are pleased to announce this new course on how to extend problem solving in your school. This is a practical day exploring approaches and resources to support the development of learner problem solving and the culture of depth within your maths lessons and department. You will leave with a greater understanding and level of confidence in delivering learning for depth. You will take away ready to use strategies and resources to enhance your teaching and that of your department immediately.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Obtain innovative but practical methods and ideas that improve problem solving skills
  • Learn how to embed depth in both teaching and learning in your school
  • Gain advice about methods which are proven to have worked, including in challenging centres
  • Develop high quality resources and teaching plans
COURSE DATES London Tuesday 20 November 2018
London Thursday 28 February 2019
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • Maths teachers
  • Lead practitioners
  • Heads/Directors of maths
COURSE CODE 7311
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: Common themes explored to deepen learning and problem solving skills

  • Reverse teaching
  • Concrete → Pictorial → Abstract
  • Literacy underpinnings
  • Questioning for higher understanding
  • Lesson structures – no bolt-ons
2

11.00 – 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break

3

11.15 – 12.00pm: Practical examples explored

  • Inequalities, Equations and Simultaneous equations
  • Algebraic fractions
  • Surds
4

12.00 – 12.45pm: Bar Modelling power

  • Exploring the concept in depth
  • Resource links that enable progress and deepen understanding
  • Applications for learners
5

12.45 – 1.45pm: Lunch and informal discussion

6

1.45 – 2.30pm: Data rich

  • Cracking worded problems with your learners
  • Developing learner responses to improve problem solving skills
7

2.30 – 2.45pm: Discussion: afternoon tea

8

2.45 – 3.30pm: Resource exploration and personal application

  • An exploration of resources which allow for excellent development
  • Applying these to your setting
  • Formulating next steps for implementation and improvement
9

3.30 – 3.45pm: Final questions and depart

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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