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Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking

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Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking

Programme Overview
Secondary Mathematics
Delivery Model Face to Face sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course materials 
  • Refreshments and lunch (if applicable)
  • AED 1200 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school.
  • If you would like bespoke, in-school training, please contact Rebecca ( for more information.
Deadline booking date:

Wednesday 12th October

Date of Training Tuesday 29th November 2022
Time (UAE) 8:30am to 3:30pm
Venue Dubai – to be confirmed

Please note: 
If COVID restrictions are introduced, this course will become an online training session.

Target audience

SECONDARY KS3, KS4 teachers and KS3/4 Coordinators

Aims of the course

  • Develop ideas to enable teachers to incorporate rich activities into their lessons
  • Explore a range of engaging activities that teachers could use to challenge their students
  • Use questioning to enhance students understanding of key concepts

Intended outcomes

  • Developing questioning techniques to encourage mathematical thinking
  • Problem solving & reasoning becomes the heart of learning in mathematics classrooms

Raj Kumar

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Raj Kumar has over 25 years’ experience of teaching mathematics in secondary schools. He has been a Mathematics Adviser for Yorkshire LA, playing a significant role in raising standards in mathematics in many secondary schools. He has experience of working alongside a variety of senior leadership teams to support teachers and students to raise standards and improve progress in mathematics. Raj firmly believes in the power of collaboration around planning, teaching and reviewing impact. As an independent practitioner he now works with the National STEM Centre, the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme, Maths Hubs and Teaching Schools. Raj supports the improvement in teaching, learning, curriculum, assessment and intervention in schools, embedding best practice and building capacity. He enjoys leading professional development of all types and has developed a rich repertoire of supportive and engaging ways of challenging thinking and stimulating ideas. Raj was a member of the National Strategies' mathematics pedagogy group and has helped write materials that have been distributed to all maintained schools in England. He has also written many exciting resources to support teachers and mathematics teams to stimulate dialogue amongst teachers and students. Some of these resources include, ‘Welcome to MathDonald’s, Webgebra Cards, Angle Chase and Problem-Solving Mind Maps. He is passionate about mathematics and believes that the teaching of key concepts is crucial to successful learning.

Programme details:

Day One
08:45 Registration and refreshments
  • Ways of making questioning more effective
  • What is problem-solving and what does it look like in lessons?
10:30 Coffee Break
  • What makes an academy ‘rich’? Exploring some ‘rich’ tasks
13:00 Lunch Break
  • Strategies & resources to help students make the transition from GCSE to A Level mathematics.
15:30 Finish



About Mathsacademy

Mathscademy is run by Raj Kumar to provide mathematics support and consultancy.

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