This full-day CPD event will include a broad discussion of the importance of connecting learning through multiple representations of concepts and ideas when modelling and teaching.
In order to secure greater depth of understanding and to give the highest possible chance for pupils to make meaning of mathematical structure, new learning should always include opportunities to explore ideas through concrete and image based manipulatives, all the time making connections to efficient symbolic and abstract approaches with explicit and precise mathematical language.
During this hands-on event, we will take a look at several mathematical ideas and how they might be taught through a CPAL approach.
Mark is the UK's leading authority on teaching for mastery. He has trained over 2000 schools in mastery models for schooling in the UK and overseas.
A leading figure in mathematics education, Mark has led many large-scale government education initiatives, both in the UK and overseas. Mark was a Director at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and has also been a school leader, an Advanced Skills Teacher, a school inspector and a teacher trainer. He founded and was Chairman of the Teacher Development Trust.
Mark has extensive experience of mathematics teaching and learning across all age and ability groups, having taught students from age 3 to PhD!*We cannot guarantee which of the workshop leaders will run this course.
Chris has 13 years of teaching experience, spread across 3 very different schools. Before becoming Mathematics Lead for La Salle in Scotland he was Principal Teacher of Maths at Hillhead High School and oversaw the design and implementation of a mastery curriculum - the first of its type in Scotland. The work was been hailed as sector leading, while attainment improved over this time. Chris is an avid reader of literature relating to mathematics education and has shared both this learning and practice from his own classroom regularly at conferences, where has been a popular speaker. Chris has appeared on recent episodes of Craig Barton’s podcast and is scheduled to appear for an extended interview in the coming year.
Chris has played a role in moving forward professional dialogue regarding mathematics education in Scotland. In addition to conference presentations he uses Twitter daily to share insight, ideas and opinion. He regularly publishes articles on his blog https://chrismcgrane.blogspot.com/. Chris is the lead of the Glasgow branch of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), which regularly puts on events with expert speakers. Recently, reflecting his interest in effective task design, Chris launched the website http://startingpointsmaths.blogspot.com/ which shares tasks he has written and collated from colleagues.*We cannot guarantee which of the workshop leaders will run this course.
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