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Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract: Supporting Understanding for All Pupils - On-Demand

With the development of teaching for mastery in maths, the need for variation in approach and context has become a vital part of the learning process. Along with this comes the need for children to be supported in their understanding in a variety of ways. One of the most effective ways is through the use of the concrete-pictorial abstract approach.

  • Explore the meaning of variation
  • Develop your understanding of the CPA approach
  • Explore how concrete resources and pictorial representations can be used alongside abstract representations
60 minutes
Access For
30 Days
£99.00 + VAT

About this Webinar

Prior to the introduction of the mastery approach, many teachers would agree that concrete resources were generally used to support lower attaining pupils with their understanding in maths and store cupboards were filled with trays of maths equipment that barely saw the light of day. But how can we use these resources to support all children with their understanding and develop their reasoning and explanations. This training will: 

  • Explore the use of the CPA approach to support and to extend thinking
  • Give you practical ideas that you can take away and easily put in place
  • Support you in driving up standards of teaching and learning in maths


  • Class teachers and assistants (all years)
  • Maths leads
  • Key stage leaders
  • Senior leaders

About CPD On Demand

By purchasing this school-wide CPD On Demand licence:

  • Every teacher in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • The training is live-streamed, meaning all of your teachers can pause and rewind to review sections.
  • The session will be made available to all of your teachers to watch for a period of 30 days.

How to purchase a school-wide licence to this webinar:

The school-wide licence costs £99+VAT, providing access to this webinar for every teacher at your school. To buy a school-wide licence, please click one of the "Add To Basket" buttons below. Continue the process to complete the checkout process to place your order. We will then contact you by email to the email address you provide to request details for all the other members of staff at your school for whom you want to provide access to the training.

£99.00 + VAT