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Improve Students Problem-Solving Skills

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Improve Students Problem-Solving Skills

  • Created By Raj Kumar
  • Last Updated August 31st, 2022
Programme Overview
Secondary Mathematics
Delivery ModelFace to Face sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course materials 
  • Refreshments and lunch (if applicable)
  • AED 1310 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 4th January

Date of TrainingTuesday 7th February 2023
Time (UAE)8:30am to 3:30pm
VenueDubai – 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
  • Provide teachers with strategies to address the problem-solving aspect in mathematics.
  • Explore a range of activities that teachers could use in their classrooms to develop students’ problem-solving skills
Intended outcomes
  • Teachers will gain deeper understanding and confidence in the planning and classroom use of approaches that develop pupils’ problem-solving skills across KS3 and KS4 lessons.

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
08:30 Registration and refreshments
  • What is problem solving?
  • Asking better questions to support problem solving.
  • Questions v Exercise!
  • How can we categorise problems?
10:30 Coffee Break
  • When is a task problem solving task?
  • Classifying AOs.
13:00 Lunch Break
  • Exploring activities to see how you can enhance your students’ problem skills.
15:30 Finish



About Mathsacademy

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

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