Number fact teaching: in-depth training

The Number Sense Maths in-depth training course covers the key elements of number fact teaching. Teachers join a group of engaged number fact teaching practitioners, sharing advice and support in the training sessions and in the online community group for the course. The course costs £75+vat per person and is open to teachers/TAs at subscribing schools.

Testimonials from the 2020/2021 courses

"Has transformed the way I think about mathematics"

"This training has seriously been a light-bulb for me" 

"Provoking curiosity a step beyond other maths CPD"

Course content and approach

The in-depth course is made up of six sessions. Each session provides a detailed review of key content along with optional gap tasks to complete between sessions and discuss in subsequent sessions. There is also time for group discussion and questions. The topics covered are listed below:

Session 1:

Visual number foundations

Subitising numbers to 10. Composition of numbers to 10.

Session 2:

Fluency within 10

Number facts and calculation strategies within 10.

Session 3:

Strategy selection

Independent use of calculation strategies. Assessing fluency.

Session 4:

Ten and A Bit

Subitising quantities 11 to 20. Linking place value to calculation.

Session 5:

Bridging 10

Number facts and calculation strategies across 10.

Session 6:

Two digit calculation

Extending facts and strategies learnt within and across 10.

Course dates and booking

There are two versions of the in-depth course: Daytime and Twilights. Both courses cover the same material and cost the same. The difference between the courses is the time of day that the sessions run, and the period of time over which the courses run.

All sessions are delivered through zoom and the twilight sessions are recorded for catch-up if sessions are missed. With ~6 hours of live training in both courses they can both work well as a disaggregated INSET day.

Twilights  - Autumn 2021

For those who would prefer to attend after the school day, and/or have longer between sessions to trial new ideas and embed learning, the Twilights course consists of six live sessions across a full term.

Course dates:

  1. Thu 9 Sep, 4-5pm

  2. Tue 21 Sep, 4-5pm

  3. Thu 7 Oct, 4-5pm

  4. Tue 9 Nov, 4-5pm

  5. Thu 25 Nov, 4-5pm

  6. Tue 7 Dec, 4-5pm

Course underway

Daytime - Term 1, Autumn 2021

For teachers/TAs and schools who are keen to cover the content quickly the Daytime course covers the six sessions live over two mornings. The Term 1 course is on two Tuesday mornings.

Course dates

  1. Tue 14 Sep, 9am-12.15pm

  2. Tue 5 Oct, 9am-12.15pm

Course underway

Daytime - Term 2, Autumn 2021

For teachers/TAs and schools who are keen to cover the content quickly the Daytime course covers the six sessions live over two mornings. The Term 2 course is on two Thursday mornings.

Course dates

  1. Thu 11 Nov, 9am-12.15pm

  2. Thu 2 Dec, 9am-12.15pm

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