Understandings

The Mathematics Conference aims to develop the following understandings

• As teachers we have powerful influence not only over the way our students learn Mathematics but also how they see Mathematics as a discipline.

• Students can learn behaviours and processes which reflect what Mathematicians do, thereby strengthening the ways they interact with the discipline.

• A concept based approach to learning Mathematics supports deeper understanding and transferability of learning.

• An understanding of planning concept based units of work from the early primary to secondary.

• Technology can be used in meaningful ways to develop deep understanding in Mathematics.

• A comprehensive mathematics programme develops mental calculation (as well as written calculation skills)

• Promote and practice problem solving strategies giving a meaning to the Mathematics taught in class.

• Parental support and engagement is key to student success. Building constructive relationships with parents is key to a successful Mathematics programme.

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