Manipulating and using numbers (Code: C1237)
There is evidence from Chief Examiner reports that identifies manipulating and using numbers as likely to present the difficulty for a learner trying to achieve a Grade 4 and beyond on the Foundation Tier.
This course explores a range of methods and modelling that support skills development and deep learning of fractions, decimals, percentages, negative numbers, indices, and standard form.
It introduces a range of rich collaborative tasks, tackles misconceptions and uses technology effectively.
Who is this for?
This course is for practitioners delivering GCSE maths; some elements will be useful for those delivering Functional Skills maths and for vocational staff delivering courses with a high degree of mathematical content.
To provide you with a range of strategies and activities to engage maths learners to use numbers and perform calculations in different forms.
On this course you will:
- investigate a range of methodologies you can use to support learners in their understanding of using and manipulating numbers
- explore activities around negative numbers, indices and standard form and the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percentages
- consider rich, collaborative tasks and expose and discuss misconceptions
- reflect upon how you might use these activities and approaches in your own teaching.