Come and join us for an afternoon full of fun whilst we learn more about how to use representations to secure mathematical understanding! Our sessions are bite-size (just 25 minutes each) and so are enjoyable and easy to digest. They’re jam-packed with practical tips for the classroom. Of course, if you miss a workshop, you will be able to catch up as all sessions will be recorded.

We’ll have sessions suitable for all teachers from EYFS through to Key Stage 4. Have a look at the schedule and pick out the ones that you want to attend on the day. Don’t forget, you will receive recordings of all of the sessions after the event and so you can catch-up on any you miss at a time that suits you.


So, if you want to know more about how to use manipulatives and pictorial representations in the classroom, book your place now! We offer two types of bookings; you can book as an individual, or as a whole team. The whole team price allows access to the event for all teachers in your school.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

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3:45pm - 4:15pm

This session will give you an insight into how spending time with songs and rhymes can be such a powerful tool to develop all aspects of maths. From exploring number to spatial reasoning, children will be inspired to demonstrate their learning in provision. Full of ideas to get you interacting using props in and out the classroom and children loving learning.

4:15pm - 4:45pm

This session will explore ways in which you can create a display that gradually builds as your children learn, an area to refer to as a reminder or to aid retention and retrieval. We will look at multiple ways in which we can build children’s understanding of numerosity and number sense, and how we can visually represent these. The session will focus upon how a phase can grow and develop and how representations can be used to build a visual learning journey which will support all as their mathematical expedition continues.

4:45pm - 5:15pm

We will look at a variety of contexts for exploring the composition of numbers to 10, and how these can support children to develop their understanding and recall of number bonds over time. This webinar is full of tried and tested practical ideas, games and activities which can be taken straight back to the classroom.

5:15pm - 5:45pm

Stories have the ability to transform the way children learn mathematical concepts. Stories capture children’s imaginations and hook them into their learning. In this session we will look at how we can plan using the Alive in 5 guidance, exploring a sequence of lessons with stories at its heart. We will also look at how we can use these same storybooks but adapt the activities to engage and support children in Nursery settings.

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Often perceived by children and teachers as the ‘tricky one’, how division is presented to children is key to their understanding. In this session we explore a progression of key representations at Key Stage one, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper KS2 that together provide all children with a depth of learning and understanding.

4:15pm - 4:45pm

We’ve all used number lines before, but have you ever used a double number line?

In this session we will explore how this powerful representation can be used to support the understanding of multiplicative reasoning.

4:45pm - 5:15pm

What is the difference between ‘difference’ and ‘take away’? How can you support children’s understanding of subtraction through different representations? How can knowing the different subtraction structures help children solve tricky word problems? There’s plenty to take away for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 teachers alike from this webinar!

5:15pm - 5:45pm

Have you heard about this versatile, visual, concrete manipulative? Perhaps you are curious… or even sceptical? This is your chance to have a go at a few hands-on tasks. You will be amazed at how this tool can be the mess-free answer for children developing deeper understanding while naturally engaging in rich mathematical talk. Join in on this introductory rekenrek workshop and hopefully you too will be singing the praises of this simple tool.

3.45 pm – 4.15 pm

Not sure where to start with bar modelling? Or interested in the journey of bar modelling from KS2 into KS3? This webinar will support you to successfully introduce bar modelling into the classroom.

This session looks at the numerous different ways in which double-sided counters can be used to shed light on key learning points.

4.15 pm – 4.45 pm

This session focusses mainly on Key Stage 4 algebraic problems that can be represented using bar models. Come along to find out more!

How can we support students to develop a conceptual understanding of algebraic methods? This session focusses on using simple manipulatives such as multi-link cubes to support algebraic thinking mainly in Key Stage 3.

4.45 pm – 5.15 pm

Using manipulatives can help students understand the ‘why?’ when working with negatives and this session unpacks how to go about this in the classroom.

Algebra tiles are a brilliant tool for introducing many algebraic concepts. This workshop demonstrates why.

5.15 pm – 5.45 pm

Ever wondered how you can use manipulatives and pictorial representations to support the teaching of statistics and probability? Get some top tips from this session.

This session considers how different representations can support reasoning in geometry.

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