Our Maths Package provides a life-line to maths teachers who are struggling to juggle the essential elements of the National Maths Curriculum and to school leaders aiming to improve the effectiveness of their school’s maths provision.
Our Maths Teaching and Leading Maths Programmes aim to secure effective maths provision within individual classrooms and across whole schools. The Maths Teaching Programme equips Maths teachers with secure subject knowledge and a core understanding of maths progression along with tried and tested strategies for planning and delivering maths lessons to ensure all pupils achieve fluency and are able to solve problems and reason mathematically to the best of their abilities. Our Leading Maths Programme offers support to those responsible for leading maths, providing guidance on everything from curriculum and task design to whole-school systems of maths planning and assessment.
Our Maths Fluency and Maths Reasoning and Problem Solving Programmes provide more specific guidance on two of the most important and troubling areas of maths provision. Without secure basic numeracy skills, pupils will struggle to cope with even simple maths tasks; our Maths Fluency Programme examines the effectiveness of a range of current approaches to securing basic maths fluency and explores how to overcome barriers to pupils’ understanding. Our Maths Reasoning and Problem Solving Programme provides guidance to maths teachers and leaders on two fronts: how to effectively build in reasoning and problem solving at every stage of maths learning and how to equip pupils with successful strategies.
Aimed at: Maths Teachers and Maths Leaders at KS1 and KS2
This course provides newer and less experienced maths teachers with the confidence and ideas they need to become a truly effective classroom practitioner as well as stretching and challenging more established teachers and maths leaders to refresh their skills or explore new strategies.
It follows a comprehensive progression through all stages of maths provision: maths subject knowledge, skills progression, effective planning and task design, differentiation and challenge and effective marking and assessment. The course provides practical, hands-on guidance and support to help teachers navigate the many demands of maths fluency, reasoning and problem solving for pupils of widely ranging abilities and will equip them with a wide range of resources that they can try out in their own schools:
Maths subject knowledge
Effective task design
How to manage the maths classroom
Engaging and exciting the pupils about maths
Effective pupil resources
Differentiation and challenge
Support for pupils with gaps
Reasoning and problem solving
Effective marking and AfL
Useful teachers’ resources and texts
Maths subject knowledge – what you really need to know and where to go for help + gap task
How to plan for skill progression in maths – what does a sequence of learning look like? How to cater for pupils of differing abilities and needs. Gap task
Effective task design/making tasks fit for purpose – exploration, fluency, consolidation, problem solving and reasoning + gap task.
Support for classroom management and resourcing + shared learning event.
The course will be led by SLEs from a range of schools across the HAMWIC Alliance.
Cost: Hamwic schools £240, Non-Hamwic schools £320
(Leads to our Leading Maths Programme )
Aimed at: Maths Subject Leaders at KS1 and KS2
This course aims to provide support to maths leaders to ensure they are able to provide the best advice in their schools on maths pedagogy and provision. As well as providing regular opportunities for peer-to-peer support, the course will pull together the key elements of all courses in the maths package: teaching pedagogy, maths basic skills, maths reasoning and problem solving and greater depth maths.
The course also provides support and guidance to maths leaders in curriculum development, progress tracking and resource management:
Curriculum and skill progression
Assessment, moderation, monitoring and tracking
Maths pedagogy and planning
Problem solving and reasoning
Basic maths fluency
Homework Maths resources
Providing effective CPD
Differentiation, support and challenge
Curriculum design, skill progression, planning and pedagogy.
Basic maths fluency, homework and parental involvement, effective gap analysis and support, maths resources for pupils.
Beyond fluency: ensuring deeper understanding through reasoning, problem solving, applied and purposeful maths.
Ensuring whole-school consistency and progress: moderation, tracking, monitoring and scrutiny.
Providing effective maths CPD and support.
The course will be led by Chris Bulmer, Standards Officer for the Hamwic Education Trust, and SLEs from a range of schools across the HAMWIC Alliance.
Cost: Hamwic schools £150, Non-Hamwic schools £220
Aimed at: Experienced Maths teachers and Maths Leaders at KS1 and KS2
It is generally accepted that accuracy and speed are crucial for developing basic maths fluency, but how are these successfully learned by pupils? What makes some children grasp basic number sense concepts more rapidly than others?
This programme takes a research-oriented approach to explore successful maths fluency strategies so that they can be developed explicitly in all children to improve pupils’ achievement in maths across a whole school or within a single phase or year group.
The programme will run in conjunction with our Maths Fluency Research Project.
All day workshop to:
Identify the key components which affect pupils’ development of maths fluency
Develop a strengthened understanding of how pupils progressively learn basic number sense
Audit the impact of alternative strategies for developing maths fluency
Establish programme aims and protocols
Research task – participants explore an aspect of maths fluency within their own schools.
Day 2: 4th April 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Shared learning event tor report on, evaluate and collate research task results.
The course will be led by Chris Bulmer, Standards Officer for the Hamwic Education Trust.
Cost: Hamwic schools £10, Non-Hamwic schools £80
Aimed at: Teachers and Leaders of maths at KS1 and KS2
This course explores how to develop pupils’ mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills across all levels of pupil understanding – from exploring new concepts to delving deeper. It considers a range of strategies for developing understanding of core mathematical concepts; develops a tool kit for equipping pupils to solve and reason about mathematical problems; provides hands-on experience in planning and resourcing a range of maths problem solving and reasoning lessons and activities; and explores provision for greater depth:
Problem solving and reasoning skills
Planning and resourcing
Developing pupil confidence and independence
Effective assessment and feedback
Differentiation, support and challenge
Modelling and guiding
Enthusing pupils about maths
Defining mathematical problem solving and reasoning; problem-solving and reasoning skills; planning for skill progression; enthusing pupils with purposeful outcomes and intriguing puzzles. Gap task.
Developing reasoning through effective task design; sparking pupils’ curiosity; providing differentiation, support and challenge. Gap task.
Effective assessment and feedback; effective modelling and guidance – when to step in and when to stand back; developing independence and confidence. Discussion of research tasks.
What do we mean by ‘Greater Depth’ in maths? Since ALL children should be able to reason and solve problems, what more should be expected of pupils to demonstrate a deeper level of understanding? Gap task.
Research discussion; sharing research results; future directions.
The course will be led SLE’S from a range of schools across the Hamwic Alliance.
Cost: Hamwic schools £180, Non-Hamwic schools £260
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