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Maths in a triangle
Maths in a triangle (Code: C1258)

Triangles are simple shapes, but their properties are used in many practical applications, for example in engineering and sciences. Understanding the fundamental properties of triangles is foundational to developing learners' understanding of trigonometry and geometry.

This interactive course is designed to enable participants to better support their learners in understanding triangle properties, Pythagoras, basic trigonometry and their practical applications providing a solid foundation for GCSE and vocational learners.

Maths in more than one dimension
Maths in more than one dimension (Code: C1239)

The GCSE topic areas of the properties of angles, including those in parallel lines and the conventional language, terms and notations used in geometry carry several misconceptions, as identified in Chief Examiners reports.

This course explores a range of approaches and imagery that support skills development and deep learning of 2D and 3D shape and relationships between angles, from first principles. It introduces a range of rich collaborative tasks, tackles misconceptions and uses innovative technology.

Maths is beautiful
Maths is beautiful (Code: C1249)

Making maths a positive experience for learners resitting GCSE or studying towards Functional Skills maths can be a challenge. This course will counter the ideas that maths is not relevant or is not connected to art, music, patterns or creativity. It will provide practical ideas and resources for energising maths learning.

Participants will be given the opportunity to share their ideas about beauty in mathematics and will be encouraged to apply these in their teaching so that they can motivate their learners in surprising and interesting ways.

Maths problem solving
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.

Maths puzzles
Maths puzzles (Code: C1250)

Maths games and puzzles can develop fluency in mathematical skills, engage learners and help to develop deeper thinking. Geometric and algebraic puzzles can encourage learners to use reasoning skills as well as problem-solving, which link to all three GCSE Assessment Objectives as well as real-life and work-based maths situations.

This course will introduce a range of geometry and algebra games and puzzles to engage maths learners to help develop mathematical fluency, encourage deep thinking and support problem solving development.

Modelling and abstraction
Modelling and abstraction (Code: C1259)

Research tells us that some mathematical topics can be difficult to visualise and consider conceptually. Modelling mathematics aids understanding and helps scaffold learners into better reasoning and problem solving skills. This course explores Concrete, Abstract and Pictorial (CAP) representations that support deep learning and a better understanding of algebraic skills, geometric connections and number work, including conversions. It is helpful for maths study and for everyday life and work.

Money maths
Money maths (Code: C1240)

Money makes the world go around! Being sensitive to learners' funds of knowledge can help them switch from informal to formal numeracy practices and enable them to respond to the demands of formal assessments more effectively.

This course introduces contextual materials and activities to develop learners' money maths abilities. It will support you to plan differentiated, inclusive money maths sessions. You will consider how to build on the knowledge and understanding that learners bring to the maths classroom to motivate them and encourage them to understand the value of maths. 

Number at the core of maths
Number at the core of maths (Code: C1227)

There is evidence from Chief Examiner reports which identifies the key topic areas of number work with place value, BIDMAS and estimation as ones likely to present some difficulty for maths learners. They form the foundations of good maths learning.

This course explores a range of methods and approaches that support number skills development and deep learning including place value, BIDMAS and estimation approaches suitable for both GCSE and Functional Skills maths.

Presenting statistical data using graphs and charts
Presenting statistical data using graphs and charts (Code: C1238)

Quantitative data is pervasive in society. Technology allows representations of data to be easily produced in various forms without considering the most appropriate representation. Guidance on the advantages and disadvantages of different representations is often superficial.

This interactive course will present different ways to represent data and how interpreting graphs has an important role to play. All the graphical displays in the GCSE specification will be covered, and participants will have a chance to discuss the merits of alternative representations in a variety of contexts

Sharing maths CPD
Sharing maths CPD (Code: C1261)

These interactive sessions will provide a chance for participants to share ideas of effective practice around a maths topic. You are expected to be involved with teaching maths and be willing to share ideas with other participants.

The Correlation with Mental Health and Wellbeing in English
The Correlation with Mental Health and Wellbeing in English (Code: C1338)

Within this informal webinar delegates are encouraged to discuss and participate in creating an "anxiety safe classroom" for their delivery of English. Delegates will explore "emotional differentiation and problem solving" solutions for when a learner is faced with a subject specific anxiety, as well as enhancing practitioners understanding of "cognitive schemas" and how these are important in relation to experiences in English.

The Correlation with Mental Health and Wellbeing in Maths
The Correlation with Mental Health and Wellbeing in Maths (Code: C1339)

Within this informal webinar delegates are encouraged to discuss and participate in creating an "anxiety safe classroom" for their delivery of Maths. Delegates will explore "emotional differentiation and problem solving" solutions for when a learner is faced with a subject specific anxiety, as well as enhancing practitioners understanding of "cognitive schemas" and how these are important in relation to experiences in Maths.

The Correlation with Mental Health and Wellbeing in Maths
The Correlation with Mental Health and Wellbeing in Maths (Code: C1323)

Within this informal webinar delegates are encouraged to discuss and participate in creating an "anxiety safe classroom" for their delivery of Maths. Delegates will explore "emotional differentiation and problem solving" solutions for when a learner is faced with a subject specific anxiety, as well as enhancing practitioners understanding of "cognitive schemas" and how these are important in relation to experiences in Maths.

The role of assessment in teaching maths
The role of assessment in teaching maths (Code: C1228)

Understanding the purpose of different types of assessment provides a basis for effective classroom teaching. The impact of Covid may mean more gaps in learners' knowledge than expected, increasing the need for a flexible ongoing assessment strategy.

This interactive course will present examples of different types of assessment to develop an understanding of their role in supporting learning. You will consider the importance of learners' maths experiences and how these might impact their learning.  

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