"Shape work and the wow factor"
Shape work should be fun, sneaking some maths into the process. This session will be very hands on making 2D and 3D shapes literally with a twist. No matter what phase you teach there will be something for you to wow your students and move them forward in their mathematical thinking.
We will examine the reasons why pupils find ratio and proportion challenging and how we can help them overcome these difficulties using manipulatives and representations, including the bar model. We will look at ways to help pupils transition from additive/subtractive reasoning to having a firm understanding of the multiplicative and proportional reasoning required. We will also work through a range of problems from UKS2 to GCSE.
Bringing a certain level of enjoyment and enthusiasm helps to develop confidence and fluency in mathematics. Help your students to develop an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life. This session will look at a variety of routine and non-routine problems. To reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.