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How Tall Was the Beanstalk? Finding Maths in Everyday Stories

The power of storytelling has long been understood by teachers, but maths is not a common context. Teachers do sometimes create their own mathematical narratives - to help procedural fluency in particular - but we can go further and discover mathematical ideas in real literature.

  • Find out how literary investigation can increase engagement in maths
  • Explore story-based strategies that develop problem-solving and reasoning
  • Add a new dimension to your reading comprehension
  • School-wide licence for everyone at your school
Duration
1 hour
Access For
30 Days
Price
£99.00 + VAT

About this course

This on-demand short course costs just £99+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing 30 days access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About on-demand training' section below.

Course overview:

A key principle of TT Education’s Path to Success model is that children’s learning should be rooted in rich contexts and experiences. What better context than an engaging narrative? While we are well-versed in this approach for some subjects, we use it less often in maths, and even less with real literature.

This on-demand training session investigates how you can find and use implicit mathematics in the stories your children love. It will:

  • Outline a research base for using stories to develop children’s understanding
  • Explore examples of mathematics in some well-known stories
  • Suggest story-based strategies that will drive up standards in mathematics 

Audience:

  • Class Teachers and TAs (all years)
  • Maths Coordinators and Curriculum Leads
  • Senior Leaders

About on-demand training

The school-wide licence for this short course costs just £99+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this on-demand training:

  • The course will be made available to every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days.
  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team can watch the training at a time that suits them - on-demand - and will be able to pause or rewind to review sections.

How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this short course, please click one of the 'Add To Basket' buttons below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

£99.00 + VAT