Primary Mathematics Teachers and Subject Leaders Programme 2017/18

Day 1

Teaching Mathematics - So you think you know NRICH?

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

When:             Tuesday 21 November 2017

Time:              10.00 - 16.00 with coffee and registration from 9.30

Who:               Primary teachers of Mathematics (KS1 & 2) and Mathematics Subject Leaders

Investment:    £145 per delegate (discounts available - see booking form for details)

Booking:         Click on orange button at the bottom of the page.  (Please note that we can only    
                        accept online credit card payment.

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

About the day: This engaging and stimulating day is for all Primary teachers of Mathematics as well as Primary Mathematics Subject Leaders.  This day is one of a series of three linked professional development days, (further details about all three days can be found at but is also suitable as a stand-alone booking.
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.

Agenda for Day 1 - Teaching Mathematics

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

10.15 - 11.30       Session 1: Scene Setting
We will begin with an overview of this three-day programme for 2017-18 and how it reflects the teacher professional development recommendations from the Department for Education and ACME.  Time will be taken to map out what NRICH offers, what it doesn’t (some myth-busting), and tailored support given to participants to enable them to make best use of new and more familiar content, whether they are an NRICH novice or an expert.
11.30 - 11.45       Tea Break

11.45 - 13.00       Session 2: Progression
We will consider the use of the ‘Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract’ model in teaching and learning about mathematics and how it compares with Bruner’s original ‘Enactive, Iconic, Symbolic’ model.  What are the strengths of each and how can they be used to build a more complete understanding of mathematical structures from Y1 to Y6.
13.00 - 13.45       Lunch

13.45 - 15.00       Session 3: Curiosity
What makes us curious and why is it important to be curious in mathematics?  We will share some of our most recent thinking and how it has evolved whilst creating new tasks for our latest project focused on provoking mathematical curiosity.  There will be unpublished problems to try out and a chance to offer your feedback to support their development.
15.00 - 15.10       Tea Break

15.10 - 16.00       Session 4: Solutions
There are many way in which teachers can use the student solutions published on the NRICH website.  In exploring some of these we will offer opportunities for both teacher and learner advancement in the way they think about the reasoning of others, use it as a platform for progression and reflect on the elegance and variety of solutions available for particular problems.
16.00                    End

Directions to the London Mathematical Society

The London Mathematical Society is on the SW side of Russell Square [Google map link].

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.

Primary Day Flyer 21 Nov 2017.pdf