Primary Mathematics Teachers and Subject Leaders Day 15

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Primary Mathematics Teachers and Subject Leaders Day 15

Every Lesson a Problem Soving Lesson

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Aim:                To support classroom teachers and Mathematics Leaders in nurturing confident, resourceful
                        and enthusiastic teachers and learners of mathematics in their schools.

When:             Wednesday 14 June 2017

Time:              10.00 - 16.00 with coffee and registration from 9.30

Who:               Primary teachers of Mathematics and Mathematics Subject Leaders

Investment:    £145 per delegate

Booking:         Booking now open

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

Please note that we can only accept online credit card payment.

This engaging and stimulating day is for all Primary teachers of Mathematics as well as Primary Mathematics Subject Leaders.  It is part of the NRICH Leading Learning: Inspiring Learners series.  This day is suitable for those who have attended earlier days and also stands alone for those who are new to the series.

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

Speakers: The NRICH Primary Team at the University of Cambridge.

Outline of the day

09.30 - 10.00       Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.15       Introduction and Welcome

10.15 - 11.30       Session 1: The Problem with Problem Solving
We will explore some of the challenges in teaching problem solving; its setting within mathematics, the types of tasks that can be offered and the strategies which might be applied to work on them.  Delegates will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on a variety of NRICH problems to exemplify these different aspects.
11.30 - 11.45       Break

11.45 - 13.00       Session 2: Developing Problem Solvers
Teachers will consider the place of problem solving within the National Curriculum and the construction of both content and skills objectives within their planning.  We will share the NRICH problem solving process and discuss the 'teacher tactics’ best employed to support different approaches.
13.00 - 13.45       Lunch

13.45 - 15.00       Session 3: Enabling Problem Solvers
To encourage teachers and learners to become increasingly self-reflective, we will dig deeper into the ideas of problem solving characteristics, the mindsets that can help or hinder progress and what a ‘Grit test’ score really means!
15.00 - 15.10       Break

15.10 - 16.00       Session 4: Opportunities, Strategies and Confidence
We will invite delegates to identify problem solving opportunities, provide ways that strategies and progress might be assessed, and consider how important characteristics such as confidence and risk taking, can enable every lesson to be a problem solving lesson.
16.00                   Conference ends

Directions to the London Mathematical Society
The London Mathematical Society 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.

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If you have any queries please contact Kerstin.