Making the most of Primary Math

This comprehensive training course will enable participants to move towards excellence in planning, delivering, and assessing high-quality maths lessons.

Course Overview

We begin by evaluating our practice and identifying and strengthening key subject knowledge. We move on to learn how to use assessment effectively to plan for progress in maths, drawing on a toolkit of strategies for use throughout lessons and learning sequences. The three key aims of the National Curriculum are broken down and exemplified in best practice, along with how to complement them using talk and questioning techniques based on Bloom’s taxonomy. The fundamentals of using a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach are explored in-depth, along with the most up to date ways of teaching the four operations. We will develop our understanding of what a positive learning environment looks and feels like in the maths classroom and how to create one.

Who would this training be suitable for?

This training course is suitable for teachers and Maths Curriculum Leaders at any stage of their career, looking to enhance and update their maths pedagogy. It will also be of interest to school leaders seeking to enhance teaching and learning across their organization.

Course Syllabus:

  • Session 1: Mathematical Subject Knowledge – a firm foundation
  • Session 2: How to use assessment to plan for progress in maths
  • Session 3: Understanding and planning for mathematical fluency
  • Session 4: Mathematical Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Session 5: The importance of mathematical talk and questioning
  • Session 6: The concrete-pictorial-abstract approach in maths
  • Session 7: The four operations – pulling it all together in maths
  • Session 8: The mathematical learning environment
  • Session 9: Exploring early maths in the EYFS
  • Session 10: Feedback and Coaching

How Will I learn?

Face-to-Face: Five days training in school, held in August, October, February and April every year. For 2021 we will be offering this course online.

Online: The course spans ten weeks. Every session will be 2 hours long and cover one module.

Each module will be accompanied by readings and practical assignments. Time will be given to provide professional feedback and advice, both individually and to the group.

Learning teams may decide to discuss the readings and topics before each session to allow more time for activities and discussion. Participants should plan to actively and fully engage in these activities to get the most out of this course.

Fees and payment plans

Registration deadline for summer online courses: End of June 2021 (or until the course reaches capacity)

Space on each course is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. Once a course is full, it will be closed to further enrolment, and registrations received after this point will be placed on the waiting list.

Online Learning Experiences

  • Individual Fee – £250 per participant
  • School Fees for 10+ delegates- £220 per participant

In-Person 5-Day Learning Experiences

  • Individual Fee – Coming Soon
  • School Fees for 10+ delegates – Rates Coming Soon

Payment Plan & Options

  • All our courses are paid either in full or by instalments.
  • All our payment is paid either in Sterling pound or local currency
  • First installment is due at the time of registration using any one of these payment options:

    1. Bank transfer: Contact request an Invoice from Trainovate, which includes the bank transfer details.
    2. PAYPAL (send payment to )
    3. Bank Deposit: Contact and request an Invoice from Trainovate, which includes the bank account details.

  • First instalments must be received within TWO weeks of the registration date, or the registration will be cancelled.
  • All instalments must be paid a maximum of two weeks before the course start date.

Cancellation Policy for Trainovate training programmes

  • Two weeks before the start of the course: 50% of the total cost per course is non-refundable.
  • Any time after: Entire cost per course is non-refundable.