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Raising Mathematics Attainment for Middle to Lower Attaining GCSE Pupils

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University of Chester

Riverside Campus

Castle Drive

Chester, United Kingdom

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It is free to register for this event. On attendance, attendees will be invoiced a rate of £275.00.

Topic:

Raising Mathematics attainment for middle to lower attaining GCSE pupils

 

Workshop 1:

What are barriers to raising the mathematics attainment of GCSE pupils? Identifying the emotional and cultural aspects of learning mathematics that can transform pupils' beliefs about themselves as learners of mathematics. An introduction to multiple representations of concepts that support conceptual development and reasoning. 

Workshop 2:

Deepening pupils' understanding of numeric and algebraic structures using images and contexts that relate to the pupils' experience. Continue to develop understanding of multiple representations of concepts that support conceptual development and reasoning. 

Workshop 3:

Reasoning from key known facts in geometry. Further develop connections within and between concepts using images, physical learning models and reasoning. 

Workshop 4:

Integrating evidence informed mathematics models into GCSE classrooms. Developing structured classroom enquiry in mathematics so that the models learned in the course can be applied and the impact on learning and problem solving can be systematically analysed. 


Aims of the course:

The aim of the workshop series is to allow participants to reflect on models for learning mathematics that foster deep, relational understanding of mathematics. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of effective mathematics pedagogy, leading to higher attainment and achievement. 


Suitable for:

 Key Stage 4 Teachers.


This Course will address the essential skills and practice to:

  • Support the development of the mastery curriculum within key Stage 4;

  • Explore possible strategies for supporting children’s development in mathematics in Key stage 4;

  • Discuss and reflect on own practice in light of recent research in Key Stage 4 mathematics.


You will leave with:

  • An understanding of the emotional and cultural aspects of learning mathematics;

  • Practical strategies to develop pupils’ connections within and between concepts using images, physical learning models and reasoning;

  • A knowledge of current issues within Key stage 4 mathematics education.


Dates and times of course:

Monday 16th January 2017, 4.00pm-6.30pm

Monday 23rd January 2017, 4.00pm-6.30pm

Monday 30th January 2017, 4.00pm-630pm

Monday 6th February 2017, 4.00pm-6.30pm


Cost:

£275.00

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University of Chester

Riverside Campus

Castle Drive

Chester, United Kingdom

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