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
Duration
1 hour
Price
£99 + VAT
Time
15:45
Available
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About this course

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:
This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Heads and other Senior Leaders
  • Maths Coordinators and STEM Leaders
  • Class Teachers


If there are no livestream dates currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at info@tteducation.co.uk and we will work with you to find a suitable date.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
LIVE STREAMING
30 November 2021
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.
Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
RECORDING
Available anytime
Pause, search and watch again for 30 days.

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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