Multiple Representations in Mathematics

Building Deeper Conceptual Understanding

All human beings ‘meaning make’ at different rates and from different models and metaphors. At the point of learning a new mathematical idea, it is the teacher’s role to ensure that as many pupils as possible make sense of the ideas being communicated.

This workshop will outline ways of teaching key mathematical ideas via a range of representations, such that the impact of the lesson is far greater on many more pupils.

We will explore the research and evidence around the use of different representations (with some surprising results) and then get hands-on with working with a range of different representations to explore a diverse range of topics from subitising to simultaneous equations, averages and spread to division and primes, area and perimeter to sequences and graphs.

Representations will include:

  • Rekenrek
  • Cuisenaire rods
  • Bar models
  • Balances and mobiles
  • Connections between images, symbolism and words
We will even see the impact that using multiple representations has on solving the famous Enstein’s Riddle.

This full day discussion of multiple representations is suitable for teachers of mathematics in any phase, with the ideas covering mathematics from primary, secondary and FE.

Course Leader - Mark McCourt

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!

Locations and Dates:

  • Leeds

    Leeds City Academy

    Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House

    Friday, 26th October 2018

  • London

    Turnham Academy, 8 Turnham Rd, London SE4 2HH

    Thursday, 8th November 2018

  • Birmingham

    Ninestiles Academy, Hartfield Cres, Birmingham B27 7QG

    Friday, 9th November 2018

Course Fees

£140

Non-member
AFTER THE FIRST DELEGATE, ANY SUBSEQUENT DELEGATES ARE ONLY CHARGED £80

Free

Member
ALL COMPLETE MATHEMATICS MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM FREE ACCESS TO COURSES AND CONFERENCES FROM LA SALLE EDUCATION
powered by Typeform

Feedback from Previous CPD Courses

Scroll

I would like to say how much my colleague and I enjoyed the course and were inspired by Mark.


Andrea Goodfellow
Numeracy Coordinator, Mattishall Primary School

The Mastery in Mathematics CPD session ... was both fascinating and eye opening


Vicky Brooks
Assistant Subject Leader of Maths, St Edmund's Girls' School

Great CPD on Mastery today. So much to take away. Highly recommend it! Thank you!


Jamie Sykes
2nd in Charge of Maths, Hammersmith Academy

MathsConfs are a brilliant opportunity to meet up with other maths teachers and share ideas.


Ingrid Allen
Canbury School

Contact Us

By phone:
020 8144 4748
By email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or find us at:
Unit 11
121 Kings Cross Road
London
WC1X 9NH
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
COPYRIGHT 2018
LA SALLE EDUCATION