Making Maths Meaningful - How Maths and Literacy can be taught together

Provider: Oxford Brookes University - Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development
£75.00 (no VAT on this item)
£67.50 (no VAT on this item) Oxford Brookes Partnership Schools

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Description This course will explore children's literature suitable for supporting mathematical thinking and development of both fluency and conceptual understanding in mathematics.
Duration 1 x 3 hour session
Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS1, KS2, English / Literacy, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school
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Why attend?

‘It is unfortunate that maths teachers seldom reach for a good book, because literature can play an important role in a successful mathematics programme’. (Golden, 2012:40)

The 2014 Curriculum (DfE 2013) places great demands on teachers to increase the time spent on reading for pleasure, but also on development of both fluency and conceptual understanding in mathematics. How can a busy teacher fit it all in? Perhaps the end-of-the-day-story-time could also be a time to improve mathematical understanding. Or maybe both literacy and mathematics could be focussed around a suitable story book?


This course will introduce you to a wide range of enjoyable children’s literature suitable for supporting mathematical thinking from foundation stage through to KS2, and provide ideas for linking them to the National Curriculum objectives for Maths. You will come away from the course with a good understanding of the research that supports use of literature in the teaching and learning of mathematics and eager to put this into practice in your own classroom!

Ideal for: KS1 and KS2 teachers, Maths subject leaders


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We offer a large number of courses to meet your professional needs and circumstances, ranging from short courses through to our master’s level postgraduate certificates and an MA Education with pathways in Leadership and Management, TESOL and Childhood and Youth Studies. All our courses are underpinned by leading research.


Course length: 1 x 3 hour sessions:

Wed 27 Apr 2016

Venue: Harcourt Hill Campus
Time: 1300-1600

Course Leader: Pauline Tyson, Senior Lecturer in Primary Mathematics with ICT @PaulineMTyson

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