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Gareth Metcalfe - Building KS1 Problem-Solvers

NEW Online Maths CPD training opportunity

different content to the Gareth Metcalfe courses offered in 2018/2019 at Pioneer Teaching School Alliance




Gareth Metcalfe (I See Maths)

Building KS1 Problem-Solvers

3 dates to choose from due to phenomenal demand:

Monday 28th June, 1:15pm - 3:45pm AVAILABLE

Monday 21st June, 1:15pm - 3:45pm SOLD OUT

Monday 14th June, 1:15pm – 3:45pm SOLD OUT

via ZOOM

Online CPD session - £40 per person

Participants will need WiFi to access this live Zoom training


This 2.5 hour practical session considers how high-quality teaching can help children to understand the problem-solving process:

Enabling all children to access deep problem-solving tasks

Opening up problem-solving tasks to develop high-quality mathematical talk

Exploring how to extend tasks and deepen thinking in problem-solving so children make connections between mathematical tasks


Participants will:

  • Explore how problem-solving can be introduced so that all children can access tasks and explore their thinking
  • Consider how equipment and images can be used to deepen understanding
  • Examine the use of ‘numberless’ questions and how worded questions can be adapted to be used in open-ended ways
  • Focus on modelling mathematical thinking and how variation can be used to gradually add challenge


About Gareth Metcalfe

“My practical training helps to give teachers the knowledge, skills and resources to transform this vision into a classroom reality. Training focuses on improving children's attitudes to maths, showing concepts visually and providing children with extended, challenging learning experiences. 
I'm a teaching Assistant Head, so the ideas for I See Maths are all born and trialled in my own classroom. I still enjoy the challenge of teaching my own class!  My training is accredited as holding the NCETM CPD Standard.

Follow Gareth on Twitter at @gareth_metcalfe 



Cost and booking

£40 per delegate, places are strictly limited

Send names and email addresses of who you wish to book places for.

Payment via an internal transfer or invoice.

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