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Misconceptions in Maths: Avoidance or Confrontation?

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.

  • 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
  • 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:

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 course 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.

 

Audience

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

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