Becoming a Problem Solver in the EYFS


Course Details

This course will cover four key sessions:

Supporting children’s problem solving: explore low threshold high ceiling tasks from NRICH and explore how they can be used with all learners to develop ways of working mathematically

Preparing for chance and planned opportunities: look at ways to maximise opportunities which present themselves spontaneously as well as those which can be prepared for.

Encouraging mathematical thinking and reasoning: use the characteristics of learning as a lens through which to experience some rich tasks.

Accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative: enthusing learners and practitioners alike is key. The day will finish with two games, one that sets an intriguing puzzle, and the other that promises all the answers!

Using child-led and adult-led activities to develop mathematical and logical thinking.

Learning Outcomes:

•Understand how to develop mathematical thinking through both child-led and adult-led activities.
•Explore games that provide an ideal setting to nurture learners’ logical thinking.
•Discuss best practice and share ways of overcoming barriers to problem solving.
Course Date Wed 11 Sep
Duration 10:00 - 15:30
Location Wakefield
Venue Address YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE
Target Audience Subject Heads/Subject Teachers/Teachers/
Lunch 12:30 - 13:15
Price £129
Voucher Value £50

Course Tutor

Fran Watson
Fran was a maths teacher for 13 years before she joined the NRICH team five years ago. She has worked in lower, middle, upper, primary and secondary and is passionate about problem solving and sharing her enthusiasm for maths in general. Despite having taken a slightly scenic route to a career in the classroom, via an engineering degree, she loves the interesting variety provided by working with children and teachers in her role as NRICH’s primary PD lead.