Maths conference: Mastery through Problem Solving

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Over the past 2 years schools have been faced with implementing a new national curriculum, new exam specifications, mastery, and the accompanying challenges these initiatives bring:

  • How to create fluent mathematicians who are capable of solving complex problems and reason mathematically.

  • How can we support all children at all key phases and across key phases to achieve highly in maths?

Would you like to learn more about the work that Manchester and surrounding areas schools have been carrying out in order to better equip teachers to develop young mathematicians who are able to rise to and meet these additional challenges?

 

The conference will focus on Problem Solving in the Maths Curriculum and will feature keynotes from both Dr Yeap Ban Har and Dr Vanessa Pittard; formally Assistant Director, Curriculum and Standards Department for Education, 2013 – 2017).

There will be an opportunity to take part in a lesson study of problem solving techniques featuring pupils from Y6/Y7 and two hour long focussed workshops of your choosing. A programme is listed below and further details for the delegate choice workshops will be published shortly.

We are pleased to let you know that the Manchester Schools’ Alliance has once again agreed to support this conference for its members. A 50% discount will be applied to the first place booked by MSA member schools.

 

Programme:

8:30        Tea and Coffee

9:00        Keynote address: Yeap Ban Har

9:30        Welcome address

9:45        Dr Vanessa Pittard

10:30      Break

10:55      Lesson Study

11:50      Delegate choice of workshop (set 1 – further details on each workshop are below)

a. Sorry, this workshop is now full: Making deepening accessible for all  (KS1, KS2)

b. Sorry, this workshop is now full: Problem Solving in Fractions from KS2 to KS3

c. Problem Solving in Alegbra from KS2 to KS3

d. Approaches to new specification topics at KS4

e. Developing problem solving for a Mastery Curriculum (KS3, KS4)

13:00      Lunch

14:00       Delegate choice of workshop (set 2 – further details on each workshop are below)

f. Sorry, this workshop is now full: Journaling at KS1

g.  Sorry, this workshop is now full: Journaling at KS2

h. Journaling and Lesson Structures in the Mastery Curriculum (KS3, KS4)

i. Mathematical Problem Solving for pupils with significant learning difficulties

j. Sorry, this workshop is now full: Using effective questioning and assessment practices to develop mastery (KS3, KS4)

15:15       Plenary address, Panel Q&A and closing remarks.

15:30      Departure

 

Date:    Friday 7th July 2017
Time:    9:00am – 15:30pm (registration from 8:30am)
Venue:  Loreto College, Chichester Road, Manchester
Cost:     £100 per delegate.  Manchester Schools’ Alliance Members will receive a £50 contribution to the conference cost from the MSA towards their first delegate place. 

 

 

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Bookings can also be made by contacting Rachel Eppy on 0161 226 1773 or rachel.eppy@teachmanchester.com

Further Workshop Information

Workshop Description
A: Sorry, this workshop is now full

 

Making deepening accessible for all(KS1, KS2)

Sorry, this workshop is now full

 

This practical workshop shares one Manchester Primary School’s attempts to implement simple, yet effective, strategies to enable all children to explore maths in a meaningful and engaging way to consequently deepen their learning. The main focuses are: pedagogical understanding, teaching resources and manipulatives.
Suitable for:       1 & KS2 Teachers, Maths Subject Leaders, Phase Leaders
Presented By:   Jayne Davies
St Paul’s CofE Primary School

B:

Sorry, this workshop is now full:

Problem Solving in Fractions from KS2 to KS3

Sorry, this workshop is now full:

 

This workshop explores the ways in which open-ended problem solving tasks can lead pupils to develop their own understanding of fractions through exploration, creativity and reasoning involving a practical and collaborative approach.
Suitable for:       Maths Teachers / Maths Subject Leaders at KS2 and KS3
Presented By:   Lindsey Jones and Neil Long
St Peter’s RC High School and Ashbury Meadow Primary School

C:Problem Solving in Algebra from KS2 to KS3
(KS2, KS3)
Is it better to solve one problem multiple way or several problems one way?
A workshop exploring how an anchor tasks using mastery principles practiced in primary schools can help reasoning and problem solving in the secondary classroom. Three schools collaborated on this transition project; St Mary’s Primary, Trinity High and Manchester Enterprise Academy.  This workshop will offer an insight into the benefits and challenges of continuing current primary mastery approaches in secondary schools and ideas for colleagues to take back to school to try out.   This workshop will focus on examples drawn from the algebra area of mathematics; however the approach can be used across the topic areas.
Suitable for:       Maths Teachers / Maths Subject Leaders at KS2 and KS3
Presented By:   Fiona Hagsharfi, Jane Griffiths, Jonathon Plusa and Nalin Mizouri
St Mary’s Primary, Trinity High and Manchester Enterprise Academy
D: Approaches to new specification topics at KS4 This workshop will focus on ideas for teaching topics new to the KS4 specification at higher levels including quadratics including inequalities, functions- composite and inverse, finding ratios in surd form and the use of Venn diagrams to answer probability questions.
Suitable for:       Maths Teachers / Maths Subject Leaders at KS4
Presented By:    Lucy Rawcliffe and Amanda Shaw
Loreto College
E:Developing problem solving for a Mastery Curriculum (KS3, KS4) Mastery for the secondary curriculum, visual approaches including Bar Modelling for problem solving at KS3/4. Looking at heuristics and systematic variation

Presented By:   Simon Mazumder

North West 1 Maths Hub at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

F Sorry, this workshop is now full:

 

Journaling at KS1

Sorry, this workshop is now full:

 

This workshop will explore how the act of journaling mathematical thinking can develop the articulation, creativity and reasoning skills of pupils alongside the development of their problem solving and mathematics knowledge.  This workshop will have a particular focus on journaling tasks at KS1 and delegates will have an opportunity to look at the journals of a sample of journals produced by our KS1 pupils across the ability range.
Suitable for:       Maths Teachers / Maths Subject Leaders at KS1
Presented By:    Nina Ritchie, Katie Montfared and Sarah Worsley
St Mary’s Primary School

GSorry, this workshop is now full:Journaling at KS2 Sorry, this workshop is now full:This workshop will explore how the act of journaling mathematical thinking can develop the articulation, creativity and reasoning skills of pupils alongside the development of their problem solving and mathematics knowledge.  This workshop will have a particular focus on journaling tasks at KS2 and delegates will have an opportunity to look at the journals of a sample of journals produced by our KS2 pupils across the ability range.
Suitable for:       Maths Teachers / Maths Subject Leaders at KS2
Presented By:    Matt Sandiford & Louisa Collins
St Mary’s Primary School
H: Journaling and Lesson Structures in the Mastery Curriculum (KS3, KS4) Suitable for:
Presented By: Christina  Carradus and Mike Thomson,
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
I Mathematical Problem Solving for pupils with significant learning difficulties This workshop will focus on how to introduce problem solving at the earliest levels. We will look at how Lego therapy can support mathematical thinking through positional language particularly for pupils with autism. We will also look at problem solving challenges devised for pupils with significant learning difficulties and resources that help support this.Suitable for:       Maths Teachers / Maths Subject Leaders who lead departments with pupils with SLD
Presented By:    Rachael Clifford
Piper Hill Specialist School
J:Sorry, this workshop is now full:(KS3, KS4)
Using effective questioning and assessment practices to develop mastery

Sorry, this workshop is now full:

High quality, skillful questioning aligned with effective formative and summative assessment practices are vital to ensuring that pupils develop a deep and lasting understanding of the mathematics, and that attainment gaps are closed.

This workshop will explore the theory and research that underpin effective questioning and assessment, provide practical strategies and tips, and give opportunities for discussion of approaches that have demonstrated impact in Manchester schools.

Suitable for:       Maths teachers, subject/middle leaders, senior leaders
Presented By:   Ben Ward, Manchester Enterprise Academy

 

 

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