Raising Confidence with Problem Solving
This one-day course focuses on the development of problem solving through GCSE maths. It provides strategies and ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms to develop the skills of their students.
- To raise the confidence of students when tackling problems
- To raise confidence in supporting students to become better problem solvers
- Identify areas for development of problem use in classrooms and across departments
- To share materials which can be used with students and colleagues
Who will benefit from attending?
Teachers who wish to improve their teaching of GCSE maths and/or the skills of thier students
Recent changes to the GCSE have given greater prominence to problem solving in secondary education.
Raising Confidence with Problem Solving considers different models for embedding a problem-solving culture in the classroom and provides practical strategies to help students become more resilient problem solvers. Referencing recent GCSE exam questions, we look at how problem solving can be utilised across the curriculum, with the objective of increasing the number of students that choose to study maths post-16.
To get the most from our GCSE maths courses, it is suggested that your school/college also attends the other one days courses in the Raising Confidence suite. However, it is not necessary for the same teacher to attend all three. Raising Confidence has been designed to support different teachers on different days. All courses include pre- and post-course tasks to support teachers in discussing the content of the days, allowing them to share good practice across their departments.
Raising Confidence with Problem Solving is free to state-funded schools and colleges.
If you are working in a state-funded school or college, participation in this course attracts a £100 subsidy, subject to engagement and completion of the course.
Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a further subsidy of £150 to support staff cover and travel costs.
Face-to-face Professional Development
7th December 2018
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
CPD Admin Team
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