CPD Booster – Getting Mathematical
Getting Mathematical is one of my CPD Booster sessions – these shorter sessions are designed to offer you some quick inspiration or targeted support in specific areas of your practice.
How you can use this session
Rather than the setting-wide development programmes of some of my other courses, these CPD Boosters can be purchased for a smaller number of targeted staff with a particular interest in the area it covers or a job title that would make it specifically relevant to them.
You may have a parents evening coming up where this will be your area of focus, some issues within the nursery that you need some quick guidance in or its simply time for appraisals and you need to plug those gaps!
In this session then we will be looking at Getting Mathematical. And getting to know what this really means in the early years.
Demystifying misconceptions and focusing on what really makes the difference
We will be de-mystifying some of the concerns around the kind of introduction to maths children need during their early experiences, while at the same time acknowledging the huge difference that we can make.
We will look at the foundational pillars of mathematical thinking that you can easily embed throughout your setting – at every age – as you play with maths, offering your children the experiences that will make all the difference to their later understanding of mathematical concepts and abstract thought.
More than simply a set of recommended activities to follow
You will gain an understanding of why you are introducing doing certain things and the benefits they are offering, ready to answer any questions or concerns that your parents – or visitors to the setting may have.
And of course, lots of support in delivering this throughout your setting.
Getting to know the standards and the benefits of MyCPD
Underpinned by the DfE Professional Development Standards, each session is structured to offer you the knowledge, understanding and support you need to re-examine your practice with confidence. With activities for you to work through, and questions to challenge your current thinking, it will help you to reflect. As you work through the sessions and participate in discussions in the Community Groups you will come to realise the practices you need to celebrate – and gain the help you need to challenge others.