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Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving in Action – Embedding the Aims of the Mathematics Curriculum

Premise: If children are taught to think like a mathematician, the results will follow.

Primary Mathematics Conference

Wednesday 28th February 2018

 

Following our highly successful inaugural Primary Mathematics Conference focusing on Mastery, the Institute of Education Primary Mathematics Team are very pleased to announce another one-day conference for primary practitioners, this one dedicated to embedding fluency, reasoning and problem solving across the primary phase.

The day will include playing around with plenty of practical, classroom-based ideas designed to strengthen our ability to incorporate the three aims in every lesson. The conference will engage with the challenges faced in both planning for and assessing the development of fluency, reasoning skills and problem solving strategies, considering the needs of children of different ages and with a variety of starting points.

Workshops will include investigative activities with fluency in mind; developing fluency through depth not speed; increasing the range of problems we offer to all learners; identifying and assessing progression in mathematical reasoning; strategies for leading change in practice; and planning and organising learning through rich tasks.

We are excited to announce Dr Marcus Witt as the keynote speaker:

£125 per person (Early Bird cost of £95 if you book a place before 20th December). All UniCAT staff benefit from a 10% discount on bookings from December 21st onwards. Non-UniCAT schools can enjoy a 10% discount for each additional colleague from the same school.

If you have any queries about the event please direct them to Sam Parkes at s.parkes@chi.ac.uk. If you would like to attend, please email me at ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk no later than 19.02.18 with your name, School name and contact email address.

We do hope you can join us!            

The event takes place at our Bognor Regis Campus on Wednesday 28th February 2018. Please see the attached flyer for more details.


Research-engaged writing

Monday 15th January 9.30-3
Thursday 1st March 9.30-12
Wed 23rd May 9.30-12
Fri 6th July  9.30-12

This course comprises of four sessions spread over the summer and spring terms with a whole day to launch the project in January, followed by three further half days to ensure the project maintains momentum.  It is for teachers or subject leaders who wish to raise the quality of children’s writing in their classrooms.  Participants will consider the research on what the research tells us about the effective teaching and learning of writing.  Participants will then devise their own research projects, enabling them to carry out a small-scale enquiry with an identified group or class of pupils.  Participants will be able to explore and consider their own findings, as well as learning from the findings of the other course members.  Due to the nature of this project, there is space for 12 participants only.

Cost: £315 per person. All CAT staff benefit from a 10%. Non-CAT staff can enjoy a 10% discount for each additional colleague from the same school. We do hope you can join us!

 


Developing Mathematical Fluency through ‘Intelligent Practice’ 

Thursday 18 January 2018

This half-day course will provide opportunities to explore the use of ‘intelligent practice’ in the Primary Classroom. You will develop your understanding of the planning and delivery of well-crafted sequences of examples and questions to support both conceptual and procedural understanding in mental and written calculation.

Cost: £70 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


‘Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract’: Practical Application in the Primary Classroom 

Thursday 25 January 2018

This one-day course will give you the opportunity to explore a variety of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations of key maths topics such as all four operations, place value and fractions. You will consider the challenges in planning for use of these and participate in activities that enable you to devise solutions for increasing their inclusion in your own classroom.

Cost: £150 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk  with your name, school name and contact email address.


Developing Mathematical Reasoning in KS1

Tuesday 30 January 2018

This one day course will give you the opportunity to explore what mathematical reasoning looks like in a Key Stage One classroom, how we can plan to enable all children to becoming reasoning mathematicians, and how to best support children to use their reasoning skills independently, in real life, the classroom and test situations.

Cost: £150 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Developing Mathematical Reasoning in KS2

Tuesday 6 February 2018

This one day course will give you the opportunity to explore what mathematical reasoning looks like in a Key Stage Two classroom, how we can plan to enable all children to becoming reasoning mathematicians, and how to best support children to use their reasoning skills independently, in real life, the classroom and test situations.

“I have learnt so much that I will put into practice in my teaching.”

“Fantastic day!”

Cost: £150 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Bar modelling in the Primary Mathematics Classroom 

Wednesday 21 February 2018

This half day course will give you the opportunity to explore what bar modelling is, experiment with it yourself, and discuss the potential uses and benefits it offers for learners of primary mathematics who struggle to access and successfully solve word problems.

Cost: £70 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Assessing mastery, achieving ARE and Greater Depth 

Tuesday 20 February 2018

This one-day course will provide you with the opportunity to develop strategies for meeting the challenges of a mastery approach with children who have a wide range of starting points. You will explore how multiple representations, effective dialogue and well-chosen tasks can support all children to access ARE requirements and develop deeper understanding. You will also consider a range of practices to support the evidencing of progress and attainment.

Cost: £150 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Supporting Maths for Teaching Assistants, 4 Sessions 

This course is for Teaching Assistants who support mathematics learning and teaching in the classroom. It will enable you to improve and develop your own Subject Knowledge and confidence in Mathematics. You will also develop a range of strategies to support children in their Mathematics learning, overcome barriers to learning Mathematics, raise attainment for all children and close the attainment gap for children with additional learning needs.

Session 1: Understanding the Place Value System, Tuesday 6 March, 1pm-3pm
Session 2: Mental and written strategies for Addition and Subtraction, Tuesday 13 March, 1pm-3pm
Session 3: Mental and written strategies for Multiplication and Division, Tuesday 20 March, 1pm-3pm
Session 4: Developing the use of number in problem solving contexts, Tuesday 27 March, 1pm-3pm

Cost: £280 (£250 for two persons from the same school)

*costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Conferences

Wednesday 14 March - NQT Conference
Thursday 24 May - SEND Conference
Wednesday 13 June - MFL Conference

Book now: ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk

Teacher Conversion Programme

Subject Specialism: Secondary Maths and English

The 2018 Programme is aimed at the secondary age range. Participants will be qualified teachers who are either seeking a career change (e.g. changing from one subject specialism to English or Maths); or they may be working across two or more departments already. As such the participants may or may not be working in a Maths or English department setting. The programme can also accommodate less experienced/early career teachers who are seeking to enhance their subject knowledge in Science, Maths or English.

The Programme design reflects the feedback of the University tutors and the evaluations from previous participants, plus stakeholder comments:

"Thoroughly enjoyed the experience because of its predominantly practical nature, the quality of the tutoring received and the relevance of the strategies and resources that were shared.
Head teacher feedback.

Just fantastic – love going through the process of how to teach a specific skill. Really makes me feel that I can do this!”
Teacher feedback.

Book now: ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk