School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Reasoning in Maths

When we talk about mathematical ‘reasoning’ we sometimes struggle to distinguish it from word-problems. There is more to problem-solving than reasoning, and more to reasoning than problem-solving. If we understand what reasoning actually involves, we open up a rich range of experiences in maths - and across the curriculum - where we can develop and stretch our children.

  • Explore the meaning of reasoning
  • Look at structures that can be used to develop it
  • Investigate the cross-over between reasoning and metacognition
1 hour
£99 + VAT
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About this course

In effective maths lessons reasoning is an integral part of the teaching, not just an add-on at the end of the week, in the context of some word-problems. Just like anything else, children need to have regular opportunities to practise reasoning skills, and that requires teachers to be confident in what reasoning actually entails. This training will:

  • Provide a definition and context for reasoning
  • Suggest a range of strategies and approaches that can develop this important skill
  • Support you in driving up standards of teaching and learning in maths


This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Class teachers and assistants (all years)
  • Maths leads
  • Key stage leaders
  • Senior leaders

If there are no livestream dates currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at and we will work with you to find a suitable date.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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