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|Description||The National Curriculum for Mathematics tells us that: ‘Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.’ Indeed - Maths can be the very best brain gym, but those tools aren’t always easy to develop in the whirl of the numeracy lesson, when following the curriculum can lead us to lose sight of the open-ended tasks that promote real Mathematical thinking.|
|Categories||Mathematics / Numeracy, Teaching staff, Out of school|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||This course will
• Provide a bank of challenging activities that are designed to develop thinking skills. They are well-tried, stimulating and ready for the classroom. Bring your own skills and try some problems
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|Details||This course will be delivered by John Eden
John, a former head of mathematics is a freelance maths consultant working with schools in the UK and abroad. After a long teaching career he became an advisory teacher for Birmingham LEA, during that time he was seconded to the DES as Midlands co-ordinator of the National Raising Achievement in Mathematics Project. Since leaving Birmingham he has acted in an advisory capacity to LEAs nationwide.
John is also a writer and his most recent publications include books for the Collins Pathways ready scheme, Moving On Up, a file of sample KS2/KS3 three-part numeracy lessons for Birmingham LEA, and a series for KS2/KS3 Sharebooks for the DfEE sponsored ‘Share’ national family learning project.
John believes in remaining a practitioner and still takes the opportunity to teach.
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