We will consider why this topic has been identified in the new GCSE as a separate content area and why proportional reasoning is so important in mathematics through all key stages.
We will consider the following questions:
What are the micro skills we need to teach and how can students break complex problems down so they can apply these micro skills?
- How do we support students in problem solving, and working out what to do when they initially feel stuck?
- How do we teach so students understand a concept that they can flexibly apply to problem solving, rather than just learning a process?
The session will give time for teachers to try problems using multiple approaches and look at the implications for their teaching.
This workshop will be led by Roger Ray, an AQA maths advocate, with 42 years of experience in Maths teaching.