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Progression in Fractions: Depth and Mastery KS2

Fox Primary School | Thursday 16th January 2020

** Important note ** If you book fewer than 7 days in advance of this course OR you do not receive the pre-course information a week in advance, please email to ensure you can access the pre-course material.

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Course Details

The yearly expectations within the new National Curriculum have increased for fractions.  However, this is a strand that teachers often find challenging to teach and children find difficult to understand.

This one day course will explore the key concepts and ideas within the curriculum for fractions. We will explore contexts, problems and resources and models that support the teaching. This highly practical and interactive course will develop subject knowledge for teaching so that teachers can move beyond procedural teaching and support pupils in developing a deeper long lasting understanding of fractions.

The course will include:

  • Development of subject knowledge and the role of models and contexts in supporting understanding
  • Consideration of the curriculum requirements from Early Years to Year 6
  • In depth exploration of key ideas: part /whole, equal sharing, fractions as division and equivalence, and how to teach them
  • Common difficulties and misconceptions and how best to pre-empt and tackle them
  • Motivating activities and key questions that promote understanding

What you can take home:

  • Ideas, activities and resources to support the teaching of fractions
  • Guidance on the requirements of the new curriculum in relation to fractions
  • Documents to support the assessment of mastery in fractions