Number Fun Online Training – Summer Programme

Designed to build your confidence in teaching the primary mathematics curriculum for different ages and abilities.

Dave’s Number Fun Online Training sessions aim to provide high-quality CPD that helps teachers and teaching assistants develop up their mathematical understanding and discover new, mastery approaches to the teaching of mathematics within school.

Each session is run live as a Zoom Webinar designed to last approximately 90 minutes including time for questions.

Individual sessions are £18 incl VAT. Discounts are available for schools who wish to purchase multiple places. Schools can also pay by invoice for the training.

The purchases below are licenced for individual access. For school or group bookings please email jayne@numberfun.com

 Thank you so much for this training. I have attended o​ther​ online training over the lockdown and believe me, it is not a patch on what you are delivering. Yours is interactive and models worked examples and you don’t just talk at us. What you say is backed up with evidence which gives it meaning and a greater confidence in what you are delivering. 

Vikki Chadwick, Maths Lead, Wilsden Primary School

 The training offered lots of practical ideas to support the teaching and learning of addition and subtraction. It also offered some valuable subject knowledge.

Amy Bootle , Year 1 Teacher/Maths lead , Marsh Green Primary School, Wigan.

 I would just like to say how useful I have found this suite of online CPD. It has been of great value to me …

There is so much fabulous stuff that I would love to share and I worry about the danger of overload when delivering CPD, particularly at the end of a busy day in the classroom. I want to enthuse rather than wear anyone out! This training has provided me with this focus…

Jill Gallop

 I found the training to be very well delivered. Particularly liked using the visualiser to give practical exmaples.

Jennifer Troup

Foundations for Mastery of Fractions

Many teachers and teaching assistants were taught in an era where fractions were almost always dealt with in abstract terms. The CPA Approach (Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract) encourages us to help children master fractions by utilising concrete resources and pictorial representations.

When this is undertaken, much of the mystery surrounding fractions disappears and children can grasp, understand and enjoy working and reasoning with fractions.

Dave has co-written the Sense of Number Visual Fractions Policy for schools, the use of which is exemplified throughout these training sessions.

Foundations for Mastery of Fractions in Key Stage 1

Mon 22nd June @ 7pm
Tues 23rd June @4pm

Session Objectives:  To provide a practical approach to helping children understand and master working with fractions.

  • To develop delegates personal understanding of fractions.
  • To appreciate the complexities inherently found in the teaching of fractions in KS1, including rich links to other mathematical domains such as Number and Division.
  • The importance of using correct mathematical vocabulary and providing children with accurate definitions, backed up by visual representations, in order to alleviate misconceptions.
  • To understand the importance of teaching fractions practically, and with care, to ensure children can tackle more tricky concepts with confidence when they move into KS2.
  • To demonstrate creative, visual, tactile and engaging activities that help children understand, have fun with, manipulate and calculate with fractions.

Foundations for Mastery of Fractions in Lower Key Stage 2

Tues 23rd June @ 7pm
Wed 24th June @4pm

Session Objectives:  To provide a practical approach to helping children understand and master working with fractions.

  • To develop delegates personal understanding of fractions.
  • To appreciate the complexities inherently found in the teaching of fractions in LKS2, including rich links to other mathematical domains such as Number and Division.
  • To understand the importance of teaching the 12 strands (all of which apply to this phase) of the fractions curriculum practically, where possible, to ensure children can reason and develop deep understanding.
  • To explore how to introduce children to calculating with fractions, working with decimal fractions and to working with equivalences.
  • To demonstrate creative, visual, tactile and engaging activities that help children understand, have fun with, manipulate and calculate with fractions.

Foundations for Mastery of Fractions in Upper Key Stage 2

Wed 24th June @ 7pm
Thurs 25th June @4pm

Session Objectives:  To provide a practical approach to helping children understand and master working with fractions.

  • To develop delegates personal understanding of fractions.
  • To appreciate the complexities inherently found in the teaching of fractions in UKS2, including rich links to other mathematical domains such as Number and Division.
  • To understand the importance of teaching the 12 strands of the fractions curriculum practically, where possible, to ensure children can reason and develop deep understanding.
  • To explore the effective teaching of Decimals, Fractions and Percentages and strategies for helping children to calculate confidently with fractions.
  • To demonstrate further creative, visual, tactile and engaging activities that help children understand, have fun with, manipulate and calculate with fractions.

Number and Place Value

Number and Place Value is the first domain in the National Curriculum and the first area of study within each academic year. Children’s ability to calculate fluently using a range of mental strategies, jottings and formal strategies, all depends on a deep grasp of number itself.

In this two-part series, Dave will explore how to help children develop a deep sense of number and provide delegates with a host of ideas and tools to help children play with, manipulate and explore number with confidence and understanding.

Part 1: Developing Sense of Number
In this first session within each phase Dave will explore the reading, writing, ordering, comparing and valuing of number. These sessions will also highlight the importance of children counting in establishing a deep sense of number.

Part 2: Working Confidently with Number
In this second session, Dave will focus on helping children identify, represent, estimate, partition and round numbers. This session will also explore how, through reasoning and problem-solving challenges, children can further develop their sense of number.

Developing Sense of Number in Early Years

Mon 29th June @ 7pm
Tues 30th June @4pm

Session Objective:  To provide a practical approach to helping children develop a deep sense of number.

  • To explore the foundations for developing number sense in the Early Years
  • To appreciate the importance of using a range of manipulatives and images to help children develop a solid understanding of abstract numerals
  • To highlight a range of ideas to help children count in meaningful ways
  • To explore activities and ideas for helping children to count, including the importance of arrangements
  • To identify how story and storybooks can help children develop a sense of number

 

 

Developing Sense of Number in Key Stage 1

Tues 30th June @ 7pm
Wed 1st July @4pm

Session Objective:  To provide a practical approach to helping children develop a deep sense of number.

  • To explore the foundations for developing number sense in Key Stage 1
  • To highlight the importance of using a range of manipulatives and images to help children develop a solid understanding of abstract numerals, including the importance of arrangements
  • To highlight a range of ideas to help children count in different multiples (1, 2, 3, 5 & 10) with confidence and understanding, using key models and images that highlight the patterns in our number system (e.g. odd and even)
  • To explore ideas for helping children confidently explore the concepts of more and less, including 1 more or 10 more than any number
  • To equip delegates to help children develop their understanding of place value with two-digit numbers and read 3-digit numbers with confidence

Developing Sense of Number in Lower Key Stage 2

Wed 1st July @ 7pm
Thurs 2nd July @4pm

Session Objective:  To provide a practical approach to helping children develop a deep sense of number.

  • To explore the foundations for developing number sense in Lower Key Stage 2, including the introduction of decimal numbers
  • To appreciate the importance of using manipulatives, images and story to help children develop a solid understanding of place value in three- and four-digit numbers
  • To highlight a range of ideas to help children count in different multiples with confidence and understanding, using key models and images that highlight the patterns in our number system and lay the foundation for knowledge of multiplication tables
  • To explore ideas for helping children confidently read, order and compare numbers beyond 1000
  • To equip delegates with practical and engaging ideas for helping children work confidently with Roman numerals and to raise awareness of other number systems 

Developing Sense of Number in Upper Key Stage 2

Mon 6th July @ 7pm
Tues 7th July @4pm

Session Objective:  To provide a practical approach to helping children develop a deep sense of number.

  • To explore key aspects of number sense that are crucial in Upper Key Stage 2, including a deep understanding of decimal numbers and fractions as numbers
  • To highlight a range of ideas for helping children read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 with understanding (with the help of Dave’s character Papa Titioning!)
  • To explore ideas for helping children to count in powers of 10, and count with and interpret negative numbers within a context
  • To explore ideas for developing understanding of different types of number (e.g. squares, primes etc.) and the importance of prefixes in helping identify value
  • To equip delegates with practical and engaging ideas to help children work confidently with Roman numerals

Working Confidently with Number in Early Years

Tues 7th July @ 7pm
Wed 8th July @4pm

Session Objective:  To provide a practical approach to helping children manipulate and work confidently with number.

  • Continuing from Part 1, to evaluate a range of manipulatives and images to help children identify and represent numbers and consider how these might be used to support children’s learning
  • To highlight the importance of the use of number lines in an Early Years setting
  • To explore ideas for continuous provision that will enable children to develop their sense of number within their play
  • To appreciate the breadth of resources found on the Number Fun Portal to help children develop their sense of number
  • To explore some simple reasoning and problem-solving ideas to help children develop their understanding of number and place value

Working Confidently with Number in Key Stage 1

Wed 8th July @ 7pm
Thurs 9th July @4pm

Session Objective:  To provide a practical approach to helping children manipulate and work confidently with number.

  • Continuing from Part 1, to evaluate a range of manipulatives and images to help children identify and represent numbers
  • To explore the effectiveness and use of number lines
  • To highlight a range of ideas for helping children estimate, partition and round numbers with confidence
  • To appreciate how number sense spans across all areas of mathematics
  • To appreciate the breadth of resources found on the Number Fun Portal to help children develop their sense of number
  • To explore a range of reasoning and problem-solving ideas to help children develop their understanding of number and place value

Working Confidently with Number in Lower Key Stage 2

Mon 13th July @ 7pm
Tues 14th July @4pm

Session Objective:  To provide a practical approach to helping children manipulate and work confidently with number.

  • Continuing from Part 1, to evaluate a range of manipulatives and images to help children identify, round, estimate and represent numbers
  • To highlight the importance of being able to partition a number in multiple ways
  • To identify how number sense can be continually developed and explored in context across the mathematics curriculum, including within measurement
  • To appreciate the breadth of resources found on the Number Fun Portal to help children explore and develop their sense of number
  • To explore a range of reasoning and problem-solving ideas to help children develop their understanding of number and place value

Working Confidently with Number in Upper Key Stage 2

Tues 14th July @ 7pm
Wed 15th July @4pm

Session Objective:  To provide a practical approach to helping children manipulate and work confidently with number.

  • Continuing from Part 1, to evaluate a range of manipulatives and images to help children identify, estimate, round and represent numbers, including decimals
  • To highlight the importance of being able to partition a number in multiple ways and how sense of number is crucial within mental calculation
  • To identify how number sense can be continually developed and explored in context across the mathematics curriculum, including within measurement and algebra
  • To appreciate the breadth of resources found on the Number Fun Portal to help children explore and develop their sense of number
  • To explore a range of reasoning and problem-solving ideas to help children develop their understanding of number and place value

The Future

The Development of Number Fun Training and Resources in 2020/21

Tues 15th July @ 7pm
Wed 16thJuly @4pm

Free Session

Dave and the Number Fun team have big plans for next academic year.  Join Dave for this meeting to find out what those plans are!  There will be an opportunity for you to influence Dave and help him think through how the Number Fun Portals, the Number Fun training and resources all might develop during next academic year.  Dave will give you an insight into all the work going on behind the scenes and a preview of the new website layouts and some exclusive new resources that will be heading onto the Number Fun Portal.  If you have a question for Dave, please come and ask that too!

Developing Mastery In Calculation

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Develop your own deep understanding of calculation

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Grasp the requirements for children to master calculation

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Feel equipped to teach calculation with excellence

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Techniques for teaching CPA with social distancing

There are training packages for KS1 and KS2. Each package includes three 90 minute sessions, including opportunities to practice skills and ask questions at the regular live Q&A. When you have completed the package we will provide a certificate. Each package is only £45 incl VAT for a full 30 days access. Both can be purchased together for £65 incl VAT.

Reception & KS1 Training Package

Session 1

Foundations for Mastery in Calculation

Introduction to the 9 core concepts and 5 foundations to complete mastery in calculation.

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Sense of Number including the importance of Partitioning

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Use of Concrete Resources and Pictorial Representations

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Knowledge of key facts

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Conceptual Understanding of each operation (Structures)

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Correct Use of Technical Language

Session 2

Mastering Addition and Subtraction

5 key aspects in the teaching of Addition and Subtraction

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Using appropriate resources and representations

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The importance of story and application to everyday life

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Progressing from physical resources to jottings to formal procedures

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Developing deep understanding of formal methods

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Laying the foundation for mental strategies

Session 3

Mastering Multiplication and Division

5 key aspects in the teaching of Multiplication and Division

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Using appropriate resources and representations

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The importance of story and applying ×/÷ to everyday life

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Progressing from physical resources to jottings to formal procedures

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Developing deep understanding of the operations

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Laying the foundation for mental strategies

Live Question & Answer

Live session on Zoom – 1st and 3rd Fridays in the month

Year 3 – Year 5 Training Package

Session 1

Foundations for Mastery in Calculation

Introduction to the 9 core concepts and 5 foundations to complete mastery in calculation.

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Sense of Number including the importance of Partitioning

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Use of Concrete Resources and Pictorial Representations

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Knowledge of key facts

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Conceptual Understanding of each operation (Structures)

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Correct Use of Technical Language

Session 2

Mastering Addition and Subtraction

5 key aspects in the teaching of Addition and Subtraction

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The continued use of concrete resources and pictorial representations

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The importance of story and applying +/- to everyday life

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Ensuring deep understanding of formal procedures

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The development of mental strategies with understanding

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Addition and subtraction with fractions

Session 3

Mastering Multiplication and Division

5 key aspects in the teaching of Multiplication and Division

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The continued use of concrete resources and pictorial representations

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The importance of story and applying ×/÷ to everyday life

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Ensuring deep understanding of formal procedures

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The development of mental strategies with understanding

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Basic multiplication and division with fractions

Live Question & Answer

Live session on Zoom – 1st and 3rd Fridays in the month