Put problem solving at the heart of mathematics in your school and empower leaners to become real reasoners and problem-solvers.
Discover how to support learners to reason their way through problems. Through taking part in carefully chosen practical experiences designed to show how using reasoning and problem-solving aids conceptual understanding, you will understand how to empower learners to become real reasoners when confronted with non-routine problems.
This half-day session focuses on the progression of reasoning and will equip you with a host of practical classroom strategies to develop problem solving skills. Key components needed to teach problem solving will be identified and resources will be provided so that you can implement these approaches with your colleagues back in school. If your school recognises that learners’ strategies for solving problems in Mathematics is hindering current progress and attainment; this professional development is for you.
- Draw on their own problem-solving strategies to make sense of an unfamiliar situation.
- Be able to create problem solving tasks for which learners do not have ready-made solutions.
- Practise making conjectures to convince others of a mathematical generalisation.
- Have clear expectations of learners to monitor, reflect and communicate their problem solving strategies.