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Key factors in individual maths lesson planning
24/01/2022 @ Online - Key factors in individual maths lesson planning (Code: C1251/005)

The planning of individual lessons, and how they interlink with others, are crucial in order to maximise the time spent with learners and get the most out of the resources available.

This interactive course will support all practitioners delivering substantial maths content in how approaches to planning can support deeper learning and develop learner engagement. It will include how the use of resources can be maximised and enable participants to gain a greater awareness of how they put together a lesson plan impacts on the learning that does or does not take place.

Maths problem solving
27/01/2022 @ Online - Maths problem solving (Code: C1255/004)

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 is beautiful
31/01/2022 @ Online - Maths is beautiful (Code: C1249/003)

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.

Algebra in maths
01/02/2022 @ Online - Algebra in maths (Code: C1226/004)

Many learners struggle with the concepts of algebra within the workplace or in daily life. Chief Examiner reports identify simplifying an algebraic expression, writing an equation and using algebra for solving problems all presenting difficulties.

This interactive course will provide examples of activities that can be used with learners to develop their understanding of algebra, an area which is challenging to many. It will focus on algebraic expressions and linear equations and will look at how to encourage learners to rethink problems and secure their learning through tackling problems.

CfEM: Using Desmos: 1st February
01/02/2022 @ Online - CfEM: Using Desmos: 1st February - CfEM: Using Desmos: 1st February (Code: C1372/002)

You will firstly experience some powerful applications of Desmos from the perspective of a student, and we then quickly move to teacher mode where we will look at the ways in which you can use Desmos with your students. You will then progress to authoring your own Desmos activities. In summary you will:

• Experience Desmos as a teacher

• Learn how to use Desmos as a teaching tool

• Learn how to write Desmos activities to meet the needs of your students

Centres for Excellence in Maths Forum meetings
02/02/2022 @ Online - Centres for Excellence in Maths Forum meetings - Spring term- forum meeting (Code: C0510/010)

The forum events bring together the Centre Leads from each Centre to discuss the programme, hear Centre updates, share knowledge and understand the upcoming activities and plans in the Centres for Excellence in Maths project.

Money maths
08/02/2022 @ Online - Money maths (Code: C1240/004)

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. 

Modelling and abstraction
09/02/2022 @ Online - Modelling and abstraction (Code: C1259/005)

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.

Whole College Approach (WCA) PD Event 3
09/02/2022 @ Online - Whole College Approach (WCA) PD Event 3 - Whole College Approach (WCA) PD Event 3 (Code: C1369/002)

This is the third event for all college WCA teams. The event will focus on the Intervention Phase of the WCA programme and a review of progress by college teams. Team members will have the opportunity to share experiences with those with similar roles in other colleges, as well as engaging as a college team in a peer review process. This will allow all team members to reflect on progress, review actions and gain a broader understanding of how other colleges are approaching similar issues.

Integrating maths into vocational courses
10/02/2022 @ Online - Integrating maths into vocational courses (Code: C1254/005)

Presenting maths in a contextualised or embedded way increases motivation and improves learning.

This interactive course will support technical and vocational tutors, trainers, and assessors to identify naturally occurring opportunities to develop learners' maths skills needed to successfully complete their study programme, apprenticeship, or vocational or technical course. A range of resources and best practice approaches will be discussed.

Maths in more than one dimension
14/02/2022 @ Online - Maths in more than one dimension (Code: C1239/005)

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.

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