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.
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:
This course is appropriate for primary schools.
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