Understanding Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract
to aid conceptual understanding and fluency
Friday 3rd November & Tuesday 5th December 2017, 9.15-12.15
The series of sessions will begin by exploring the key features of Mastery mathematics and the implications for teachers, particularly in terms of pedagogical knowledge. The first session will then explore the importance of using concrete – pictorial – abstract links correctly. This knowledge will be built on in the second session and will enable participants having explored the ideas in their classrooms to feedback and to deepen their thinking through further consideration of this important topic.
Using the Bar Model to aid understanding and problem solving
Tuesday 30th January & Tuesday 20th February 2018, 9.15-12.15
The spring term sessions will begin with a review of the features of Mastery Mathematics which impact on outcomes, deepening our understanding of the implications for our day to day teaching. We will then consider how the bar modelling approach can be introduced to aid problem solving and enable to pupils to have a deeper conceptual understanding. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and explore this strategy in their own classroom environment, before exploring it at a deeper level in the second session.
The Connectedness of Mathematics
Tuesday 24th April & Tuesday 12th June 2018, 9.15-12.15
The summer sessions will consider the importance in Mastery Teaching of having knowledge of the connectedness of mathematics and how to utilise this in your planning and teaching. We will highlight the most common misconceptions that are observed in the classroom which can reduce pupils’ understanding and progress.
We will explore and learn about:-
‘connectedness’ in Mathematics
how this impacts on learning
what we mean by deep and surface understanding
the implications for our teaching
Cost: £65 Alliance Member £70 Non-member per session. £60 per session if all 6 booked together (£360)