Struggling Mathematicians

  • Practical methods for raising achievement
  • How to implement the different models for understanding mathematics
  • Links with other learning difficulties e.g: Dyscalculia, ADD, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome


Andrew Jeffrey

Andrew Jeffrey

Dates: 17th Jan 2018, 15th Mar 2018

Andrew has been described as a ‘maths evangelist’ and likes nothing better than spending time with teachers working on their teaching of mathematics (unless it’s spending a day in their classrooms!) He is a highly experienced trainer who mixes practical ideas with pedagogy in a humorous but thought-provoking way; you will come away tired but inspired.

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The national context

New National Curriculum

Other sources of CPD (Teaching schools, subject associations)

Methods to boost confidence of those struggling with mathematics

Deepen understanding of why and how children struggle with maths

Unpick the links with ADD, Dyscalculia and attentional problems

Techniques to deepen mathematical thinking in all your students

Resources review

Practical activities for the classroom

Number: place value games, fraction disc calculations, mental strategies

Algebra: number chains, movement games and patterns

Geometry: Investigate 9-dot shapes, tangram puzzles

Mathematical vocabulary: meeting new words, definitions game

Creating a mathematical climate

Teaching assistants: helping to make an efficient classroom “team”

Dyscalculia and barriers to learning

Formative assessment strategies

Great ideas for troublesome topics

  • Early Number

  • Classifying

  • Fractions

  • Developing early algebra

  • Problem solving

  • Reasoning

Activities will be centred on Key Stages 2 and 3 with links to Key Stage 1 and to the needs of struggling learners in Key Stage 4

First delegate rate

£279 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£259 + VAT

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