Embedding Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom

We want all pupils to have opportunities to behave mathematically. Our problem solving day will explore a range of intriguing problems and mathematical models that can be embedded in the curriculum for pupils to work on once they have the required underpinning knowledge and ideas.

The session will consider ways of ensuring problem solving is not a 'bolt on', but is well planned and scheduled to complement and enhance a rich experience of learning mathematics

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!

Outline of the Day

  • 10:00-11:00
    What does effective problem solving look like and how does this differ from discover learning? What does the evidence say and how can we use research findings to bring about better pedagogies and practice?
  • 11:00-12:30
    Prompts, questions, tasks and scenarios carefully designed to lead to gains in learning.
  • 12:30-13:00
    Lunch
  • 13:00-15:00
    Planning for structured problem solving and embedding in practice.

Locations and Dates:

St Anne's Catholic School, Southampton

Brockington College, Leicester

Manchester

Newcastle

Edinburgh

The High School of Glasgow, Glasgow

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

Wednesday, 23nd May 2018

Thursday, 24th May 2018

Friday, 25th May 2018

Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Thursday, 14th June 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
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