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How do we develop students reasoning skills in Mathematics?

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How do we develop students reasoning skills in Mathematics?

  • Created By Raj Kumar
  • Posted on October 10th, 2021
Programme Overview

Secondary Mathematics
Delivery ModelFace to Face sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course materials 
  • Refreshments and lunch (if applicable)
  • AED 1100 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 30th April 2022

Date of TrainingThursday 19th May 2022
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 a range of classroom strategies that encourage reasoning.
  • Recognise the importance of teaching for understanding.
  • Create effective reasoning activities for any topic.
Intended outcomes
  • Teachers will gain deeper understanding and confidence in the planning and classroom use of approaches that develop pupils’ reasoning 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:

08:30 Registration and refreshments
  • What does good reasoning sound/feel like in the classroom?
  • What are the Curriculum Reasoning Aims?
  • What could learning through reasoning look like in my classroom?
10:30 Coffee Break
  • What would we expect from a novice reasoner as opposed to an expert reasoner?
  • Strategies for generating productive mathematical discussion
13:00 Lunch Break
  • Exploring activities to see how you can enhance your students’ reasoning skills
15:30 Finish



About Mathsacademy

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

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