Primary Mathematics Leaders' Day London

Tuesday 28 January 2014 

NRICH Leading Learning: Inspiring Learners Day 5 REPEAT 

This is the fifth in the series 'Leading Learning; Inspiring Learners' and is a repeat of November 14.  The fourth was held on 18 June 2013, with a repeat on 11 September. The day is suitable for those who attended the first four days and also stands alone for those who are new to the series.

The aim of the day is to support MaST teachers and Mathematics Leaders in nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic teachers and learners of mathematics in their schools.

It will be an opportunity to consider how problem solving and a problem-solving approach can be embedded in the new mathematics National Curriculum in your school. 

You will be offered a mix of plenary speaker sessions, group discussion and workshops. The day will be highly interactive and respond to the issues and concerns identified by delegates.

When:  Tuesday 28 January 2014

Time:  10.00 - 16.00 with coffee and registration from 09.30

Who:  MaST teachers and Mathematics Subject Leaders

Investment:  £145 per delegate.

Please use the electronic online booking system to book your place. 


Where: London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS

Directions to the London Mathematical Society 
The London Mathematical Socieity is on the SW side of Russell Square and on Google maps.

From Holborn tube: proceed north along Southampton Row, turn left into Russell Square just opposite the Imperial Hotel.  LMS is a few doors down on the left hand side.

From Russell Square tube: turn left out of tube station and at traffic lights with major road turn left past Hotel Russell with Russell Square gardens on your right. When you reach the Imperial Hotel cross the road into Russell Square. LMS is a few doors down on the left hand side.

Outline of the day
with Lynne, Liz, Jennie and Bernard from the NRICH Primary Team at the University of Cambridge.

The team are primary mathematics and leadership specialists who are committed to enriching the experience of the mathematics curriculum for all learners. Detailed biographies and photographs of the speakers can be found here.

09.30 -  10.00  Registration and coffee

10.00 -  10.15  Introduction and Welcome

10.15  - 11.30  Session 1: Problems under the microscope - Lynne 
  • Are rich tasks the same as Low Threshold, High Ceiling (LTHC) tasks? 
  • What are the implications for children's learning? 
  • How can we support children to develop problem-solving skills across the school? 

11.30 – 11.45  Coffee

11.45 – 13.00  Session 2:  Classroom culture - Jennie 
  • What teacher behaviours support children to develop their problem-solving skills? 
  • How can these be developed across the school? 
  • What child behaviours are important in a problem-solving environment? 

13.00 - 13.45  Lunch

13.45 - 14.45  Workshops: explore the themes from the morning in more depth

Please choose one of the following:

                             Workshop A: EY/Year 1        Liz and Bernard 
                             Workshop B: Years 2/3        Jennie 
                             Workshop C: Years 4/5/6     Lynne
14.45 – 15.00  Tea

15.00 - 16.00  Opening up tasks - Liz

Take a look at some of the early NRICH tasks and see how they can be opened up to support the development of children's mathematical thinking. 
Establish the principles that underpin this so that you can apply these to tasks liked by you and your colleagues back at school.
16.00  Conference ends

Please use the electronic online booking system to book your place.

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If you have any queries please contact Kerstin.

Background information: NRICH was established in 1996 and aims to:
• Enrich mathematical experiences for all learners.
• Offer challenging and engaging activities.
• Develop mathematical thinking and problem solving skills.
• Show mathematics in meaningful contexts.
• Enrich the experience of the mathematics curriculum.