Series of Five, 2 Hour Twilight or Inset Sessions
Our comprehensive, carefully-designed Jigsaw packages are led by experienced Maths Specialists, who can advise and support schools in getting the most out of our in-depth Maths training. Five core mastery elements are explored during five 2-hour CPD sessions which build up a complete picture of effective teaching and learning in Maths.
Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Methods (CPA)
Concrete manipulatives are fundamental to the powerful Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach and are a key resource in developing a deep understanding of maths for pupils of all ages. This hands-on course will focus on how concrete resources can be used to develop children’s conceptual understanding of place value and the four operations.
Building on the concrete, we consider how we can make connections between concrete, pictorial and abstract ideas so children can truly master concepts, building on strong foundations.
Introduction to Bar Modelling
Bar Modelling is a cornerstone to the teaching for mastery approach, and is of course associated with some of the leading practice and results in the world.
This course will introduce staff to the basic principles of bar modelling, explore how it can represent a variety of topics and use it to make sense of tricky, worded problems.
Mathematical Talk and Questioning
Have you ever asked students to talk about their learning then found they quickly go off task? Getting students talking about maths can be difficult but it is an essential part of embedding learning. This session will help teachers put structures and routines in place in their classroom so that meaningful talk can take place.
In addition, this course looks at how to enhance a teacher’s modelling and questioning skills and how to plan questions that challenge students and deepen their understanding. The session is practical, thought-provoking and equip teachers to put what they learn into practice the very next day.
Reasoning and Problem Solving
Reasoning and Problem Solving are two of the key aims of the National Curriculum. In this course, we focus on how to develop reasoning for all students by using stem sentences and concrete and pictorial models to support explanations. We examine why some students struggle with problem solving, and how we can overcome these issues through the use of goal-free problems and enabling prompts.
Using practical examples, we investigate how to support and challenge all learners within problem solving, giving delegates a variety of activities to take back to the classroom.
Thinking Through Variation
This session focuses on how teachers can plan to ensure that all students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Focusing on variation, this thought-provoking session looks at how teachers can consider every aspect of a topic in order to develop strong foundations of understanding for their students.
Covering many areas of the curriculum, the session focuses on the underlying structures behind the Mathematics and how to plan for these in a practical and accessible way.
As part of the Jigsaw training package, the school’s Maths Leader will receive additional support in creating effective change across the school in regards to the key points from the training. This support will come in the form of 3 phone calls with the White Rose Maths Specialist, who will also be delivering the training.
As well as the telephone consultations, there is also a specific booklet that will support the Maths Leader throughout the entire Jigsaw package.
In order to maximise the impact of the face-to-face training sessions, we have designed a series of gap tasks that are directly linked to the Jigsaw training.
The gap tasks will provide opportunities to explore the principles and ideas shared during the training sessions in a hands-on way with the pupils in your school. All delegates will receive a Gap Task booklet to record their journey through the Jigsaw package.