Reasoning to problem solve in Lower Key Stage 2 mathematics

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
David Cook / Siobhan King
Admin Contact
Sandra Penstone-Smith (
Target Audience
Assessment Coordinators / Classroom Teachers / New/Aspiring Middle Leaders / New/Aspiring Subject Leaders / Newly Qualified Teachers / NQT +1 / Subject Leaders
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Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
How can we support our pupils to become more confident problem solvers? How can we teach them to reason in order to find a starting point to unfamiliar problems?

This practical course will support Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to develop an approach to problem solving grounded in curriculum expectations. It will consider the key skills required to solve problems including how to reason to find an entry point to unfamiliar problems. It will also consider how to support pupils to develop their reasoning so that they can effectively communicate their findings.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
The aims of the session are to:

  • define key skills in problem solving

  • identify how pupils can be supported to reason to find a starting point for unfamiliar problems

  • explore a range of strategies to support problem solving in the Year 3 and Year 4 classroom

  • consider how pupils can be encouraged to independently select appropriate problem solving strategies

Additional Information
Start Date
Monday 25 November 2019
End Date
Monday 25 November 2019
Closing Date
Sunday 24 November 2019
09:00 - 16:00
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