Technical Globe

The Maths Matter workshops are suitable for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.
They are designed to connect different strands of mathematical concepts revealing the ubiquitous nature, relevance and importance of mathematics in our daily lives.

Maths Matter - Connecting Concepts

In this thought-provoking and engaging workshop, pupils will discover the many dimensions in which mathematics is needed and used in their lives from the everyday objects they use to the transactions they carry out daily.

The workshop provides pupils with an opportunity to recognise and appreciate that the knowledge and acquisition of mathematical skills is an important tool kit they can use to successfully navigate in the real world.

The workshop aims to:

  • Build confidence in maths.
  • Develop problem solving strategies.
  • Increase motivation to learn mathematics.
  • Deepen pupils' mathematical understanding.

    The workshop will be planned and designed to address the unique challenges and needs of the pupils in your school.   

    Each workshop is 1 hour 20 minutes long.

What Is The Big Idea?

Idea


Manipulate: Familiarise with objects that inspire.
Get a Sense of: Become confident at dealing with the concept and procedure.  
Articulate: How you deal with a concept and procedure.

If you are interested in having the workshop delivered in your school then click on the button below and fill out the form...

Cost of one Workshop is £80


Book more than one workshop in one day.

Two Workshops £140

Three Workshops £150

This a special introductory offer, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.

Please note we will have to add cost of travel for schools outside West Yorkshire.

Fathoming Fractions

Fractions are a difficult concept to grasp in mathematics.
The Fathoming Fractions workshop connects and builds bridges between different topics within mathematics and demonstrates the real world application of fractions.
The workshop enables pupils to discover:

  • How fractions are used everyday in discreet and continuous quantifiable entities.
  • What strategies to use for reasoning with fractions.
  • Techniques to use when solving problems with fractions.
  • Associated vocabulary to reinforce key words and phrases.
Block 1 - The Essentials – (Six to ten workshops)
Topics covered:

    • Identifying fractions
    • Finding fractions of a quantity
    • Understanding equivalent fractions

(using numbers, objects, money, shapes, lengths, volume, angles and time)


Block 2 - The  Extended – (Six to ten workshops)
Topics covered:

    • Equivalent fractions
    • Adding and subtracting fractions
    • Improper fractions and mixed numbers

(using numbers, objects, money, shapes, lengths, volume, angles and time)

Learning Outcome

  • Consolidate times tables and corresponding division facts.
  • Recognise and use facts about measurements such as length, mass, volume, time and angles.
  • Find fraction of a quantity.
  • Calculate equivalent fractions.
  • Distinguish between different fractions.
  • Add and subtract proper and improper fractions.

 What Is The Big Idea?

Idea


See: Encounter the mathematical concept in use. 

Experience: Begin to discern details and recognise relationships. 

Master: Develop fluency by repeatedly practising the skills and techniques.

If you are interested in having the Fathoming Fractions workshop delivered in your school then please click on the button below and fill out the form...

Pupil Premium funding may be used for this time-limited and targeted intervention with measurable results of selected pupils.
Please email or call on 07927579051 to discuss your needs.

TIME


During school hours.

OR

After school hours.

SIZE


Whole class workshops.

OR

Small groups with tutor pupil ratio up to 1:6, based on ability.

DURATION


One-off workshop.

OR

Five to ten workshops once or twice a week.

Suitable for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4

All workshop content is aligned with the national curriculum and designed based on ability or age to suit your class requirements. 

The mathematical topics are dynamically incorporated to meet your pupils' needs, skills and interests. This will be discussed beforehand with the teachers. We will set follow up homework. We provide all resources. 

Hour Glass  Each workshop is 1 hour 15 minutes long.

Cost of the Fathoming Fractions Workshop


Number of Pupils Cost per pupil  
2 to 5 £20  
6 to 12 10% Discount
12 to 20 20% Discount
Over 20 25% Discount

Please note we will have to add cost of travel for schools outside West Yorkshire.

Our flexible approach means we can design the workshop unique to your needs.

All workshops are delivered with a tutor-pupil ratio of 1:6 and based on ability to ensure effective learning outcomes.

I am always interested in forming new and innovative partnerships and look forward to hearing from you.