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Reasoning in Maths

When we talk about mathematical ‘reasoning’ we sometimes struggle to distinguish it from word-problems. There is more to problem-solving than reasoning, and more to reasoning than problem-solving. If we understand what reasoning actually involves, we open up a rich range of experiences in maths - and across the curriculum - where we can develop and stretch our children.

  • Explore the meaning of reasoning
  • Look at structures that can be used to develop it
  • Investigate the cross-over between reasoning and metacognition
  • School-wide licence for everyone at your school
1 hour
Access For
30 Days
£99.00 + VAT

About this course

This on-demand short course costs just £99+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing 30 days access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About on-demand training' section below.

Course overview:

In effective maths lessons reasoning is an integral part of the teaching, not just an add-on at the end of the week, in the context of some word-problems. Just like anything else, children need to have regular opportunities to practise reasoning skills, and that requires teachers to be confident in what reasoning actually entails. This training will:

  • Provide a definition and context for reasoning
  • Suggest a range of strategies and approaches that can develop this important skill
  • 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 on-demand training

The school-wide licence for this short course costs just £99+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this on-demand training:

  • The course will be made available to every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days.
  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team can watch the training at a time that suits them - on-demand - and will be able to pause or rewind to review sections.

How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this short course, please click one of the 'Add To Basket' buttons below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

£99.00 + VAT