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Misconceptions in Maths: Avoidance or Confrontation? - On-Demand

When you teach maths, do your children learn? Research suggests we can achieve better outcomes by starting from their own ideas - and misconceptions. But we often make great efforts to avoid mentioning misconceptions altogether. This webinar will:

  • Consider how children learn - through refining and redefining their own mathematical models
  • Use this to structure more effective retention of knowledge and skills
  • Explore some of the main misconceptions that are found in primary
1 hour
Access For
30 Days
£99.00 + VAT

About this webinar

Primary school children sometimes seem to pick up mathematical misconceptions more easily than the ‘proper’ methods and concepts we try so hard to teach them. We shouldn’t shy away from these misconceptions, though; research suggests we will develop better conceptual understanding if we confront them head on, discussing and exploring them explicitly with the children. This webinar looks at:

  • Educational and psychological research into the way children learn;
  • The teacher's role in building on and working through misconceptions;
  • The misconceptions we should avoid - the ones we ourselves might be passing on.



  • Heads and other senior leaders
  • Maths coordinators and STEM leaders
  • Class teachers

About online training

By purchasing this school-wide CPD On Demand licence:

  • Every teacher in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • The training is live-streamed, meaning all of your teachers can pause and rewind to review sections.
  • The session will be made available to all of your teachers to watch for a period of 30 days.

How to purchase a school-wide licence to this webinar:

The school-wide licence costs £99+VAT, providing access to this webinar for every teacher at your school. To buy a school-wide licence, please click one of the "Add To Basket" buttons below. Continue the process to complete the checkout process to place your order. We will then contact you by email to the email address you provide to request details for all the other members of staff at your school for whom you want to provide access to the training.

£99.00 + VAT