'We had the designer and trainer for SPEAR Maths in yesterday afternoon to lead a 3 hour inset for staff on the process and the new maths curriculum. There are not sufficient superlatives to convey just how fantastic it was – the KS3 maths teachers who attended are still raving about it today and have already downloaded some material to use with the secondary students.'
SPEAR Maths materials can be used by all teachers and home schoolers, whether or not they have an expertise in Maths problem solving, without additional training.
However, for schools that feel they would benefit from introductory training in order to fully understand how to help their pupils develop Maths problem solving skills, the following training packages are available:
Twilight/Half Day: Up to 3 hours
‘An Introduction to Problem Solving in Mathematics for Primary Schools’
This training session gives an overview of primary school Maths problem solving. Delegates will be introduced to a range of problem types and understand the process skills involved in each type.
Price: £300 + expenses (travel from Canterbury, Kent)
The package includes a brief introduction to SPEAR Maths.
Full Day: Up to 6 hours
‘Teaching Problem Solving in Mathematics in Primary Schools’
This full day training will provide:
A philosophy of learning based on brain-friendly approaches.
An introduction to problem solving in Maths for primary aged children.
A comprehensive overview of problem types, together with an opportunity for teachers to tackle problems of each type.
An introduction to SPEAR Maths.
Support for planning and assessment of problem solving in Maths.
Price: £600 + expenses (travel from Canterbury, Kent) Download a free sample pack of materials