Using manipulatives to enhance understanding in secondary mathematics MY210 / B17

Start date
18 Jun 18
Duration
2 Days
Location
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map

Summary

Encourage active learning in secondary mathematics lessons with the use of manipulatives.

Manipulatives - or “objects to think with - include counters, interlocking cubes, Cuisenaire rods and tiles etc. Research suggests that their use is beneficial to mathematical understanding, and can help students with retention, problem solving and reasoning.

“Cannot wait to get back to school to share what I have learned and seen and done today” - past participant, 2016

During this course, we will:

  • explore the amazing world of interlocking cubes
  • discover hundred and one things to do with dice and dominos
  • gain insights into teaching using geoboards, bar modelling and proof by origami

There is an optional evening session playing a selection of mathematical games.

“Very informative and nice to have time to experience the resources and consider different ways of using the manipulatives.”- past participant, 2016

This two day, residential, hands-on, practical experience is suitable for all teachers of mathematics in secondary school.
 
Participants will:

  • explore a variety of resources available for use in secondary mathematics
  • develop methods for using manipulatives to enhance mathematical understanding and communication
  • explore a wealth of resources which can be used in conjunction with manipulatives that are freely available from our resource collection

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

 

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • explore a variety of resources available for use in secondary mathematics
  • develop methods for using manipulatives to enhance mathematical understanding and communication
  • explore the wealth of resources freely available on the National STEM Learning Centre eLibrary which can be used in conjunction with manipulatives

Sessions

Using manipulatives to enhance understanding in secondary mathematics - day 118 June 2018 09:30-18:30
Using manipulatives to enhance understanding in secondary mathematics - day 219 June 2018 09:00-16:00

Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£600.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£600.00Bursary typeENTHUSE

* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£600.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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