How Tall Was the Beanstalk? Finding Maths in Everyday Stories

The power of storytelling has long been understood by teachers, but maths is not a common context. Teachers do sometimes create their own mathematical narratives - to help procedural fluency in particular - but we can go further and discover mathematical ideas in real literature.

  • Find out how literary investigation can increase engagement in maths
  • Explore story-based strategies that develop problem-solving and reasoning
  • Add a new dimension to your reading comprehension
Duration
1 hour
Price
£99 + VAT
Time
15:45
Available
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About this course

A key principle of TT Education’s Path to Success model is that children’s learning should be rooted in rich contexts and experiences. What better context than an engaging narrative? While we are well-versed in this approach for some subjects, we use it less often in maths, and even less with real literature.

This on-demand training session investigates how you can find and use implicit mathematics in the stories your children love. It will:

  • Outline a research base for using stories to develop children’s understanding
  • Explore examples of mathematics in some well-known stories
  • Suggest story-based strategies that will drive up standards in mathematics 

Audience:

This course is appropriate for primary and special schools.

  • Class Teachers and TAs (all years)
  • Maths Coordinators and Curriculum Leads
  • Senior Leaders

 

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...

  • 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.

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03 March 2022
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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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