Impact of language in maths (Code: C1256)
Context has long been a problem for learners, along with unpacking worded questions. It is important that we consider and reflect on how we question and word maths problems so learners can access them and demonstrate the knowledge they already possess.
This interactive course will provide a deeper look into how we approach questioning learners and how to develop learners' ability to transfer knowledge across contexts. It will also consider what makes for effective discussion and ways to address maths specific vocabulary.
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.
For you to
- explore how questions can be asked in different ways and the impact that has
- to consider the impact of context and how discussion can be used effectively
- reflect on activities that can support understanding of terminology.
On this course, you will:
- consider and reflect on ways in which questions can be asked both verbally and written
- reflect on the impact of context
- examine the use of discussion and peer learning
- reflect on the use of maths vocabulary.