Children often struggle to understand mathematical ideas if they move towards the “abstract” too quickly, and we rightly use different representations to make things easier for them to understand. But if we’re not careful these representations limit children to little more than a procedural fluency; to drive real mastery we need to make sure we vary the representations - and encourage children to do the same with their own.
One of the stages in TT Education’s Path to Success model is the idea of connectivity - the patterns and links that drive children towards more profound understanding, and better retention. Varying the way we represent mathematical concepts can be a powerful driver of this understanding, besides offering a route for the wider application of ideas. This training will:
This course is appropriate for primary schools.
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