Spatial ability has been shown to contribute to performance in mathematics and improvement in children’s spatial reasoning is linked to improvement in mathematics understanding. This Work Group provides schools with the opportunity to be involved in a small-scale research project focussing on the development of spatial reasoning, and how this can specifically support KS2 children with their multiplicative thinking.
The Work Group is focussed on action research in the classroom and teachers will be encouraged to adapt their practice and try out different approaches.
The workshops will focus on:
As well as workshop sessions, there will also be school-based research tasks to complete and online collaboration between schools.
The Work Group will be particularly relevant for teachers who:
Two teachers from a school should take part so that they can plan and reflect on the action research together. If you are a small school, you could apply with another local school that you work closely with (the teachers must be able to work together between sessions).
At least one of the participants should teach in either Y3 or Y4. The other participant could be the Maths Subject Leader.
The workshop sessions are funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so are free for participating schools to attend. Schools will also be expected to provide teachers with release time to plan and participate in the action research.
Venue: Kibworth Grammar School Hall, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire
Workshop 1: Wednesday 2nd March – 1:15pm - 3:45pm
Workshop 2: Monday 14th March – 1:15pm - 3:45pm
Workshop 3: Wednesday 4th May – 9:15am - 12:00pm
Workshop 4: Tuesday 14th June – 1:15pm -3:45pm
To apply please complete the application form