Maths problem solving (Code: C1255)

As well as a need for learners to develop better problem-solving skills, current maths exams at Functional Skills and GCSE require the ability to answer longer, more complex questions with multistep processes, typically requiring the showing of method or planning alongside

This is an interactive course that will support all practitioners in developing learners reasoning and problem-solving skills. Whilst also examining a range of activities that can be used with learners for supporting them in improving confidence in tackling more complex multistep problems.


Date: 09/12/2021
Price: no charge
Booking Close Date: 09/12/2021
Session 1
Date: 09/12/2021 13:00 - 15:00
No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

Who is this for?

This course is for teachers and other practitioners delivering GCSE maths and Functional Skills maths in the Further Education and Training sector. It may also be of interest to staff who are teaching T levels with a substantial mathematical component.

Training aim

To enable you to build up learners reasoning skills and develop reasoning using strategies and activities for breaking down more complex questions.


On this course, you will:

  • consider ways to develop learners reasoning skills from short to more complex problems
  • reflect on a range of strategies for breaking down more complex problems
  • consider some activities that help learners build confidence in tackling longer, more complex multistep problems. 


Two hours.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830