Breakout Session 1

Working Systematically 

Through working on some maths together, we intend to draw participants’ attention to ‘working systematically’ as a strategy for problem solving. This session will explore what this might look like in classrooms and ways you might support pupils to problem solve applying this strategy. The session will also reflect on the potential benefits and drawbacks are of such an approach and begin to consider situations and contexts where this might be a useful way of working.

Helena Palmer – Primary
Andy Oldman – Secondary

Manipulating

Through working on some maths together, we intend to draw participants’ attention to ‘manipulating’ as a strategy for problem solving. We use ‘manipulating’ to refer to the skilful handling of symbolic representation which illuminates mathematical structure and enables students to better develop a deep and connected understanding of the concept.

Louise Gadd – Primary
Jane Hawkins – Secondary

Re-presenting

The session will focus on the idea of representing as presenting again or re-presenting. We will be exploring: when we might make a problem more abstract to solve and when we might make a problem more concrete to solve; the connections learners need to make to establish mathematical understanding and how learners see and learn representations.

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Andy Tynemouth – Primary
Richard Perring
Richard Perring – Secondary