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  • Karen Lawley
    Karen Lawley

    Karen has been involved in Mathematics education for over 30 years: as a teacher, subject leader, Local Authority adviser and now working as an independent Maths consultant.

    She is passionate about classroom pedagogy and her aim is to ensure all pupils experience a rich and varied Mathematics curriculum. This involves supporting schools in developing the quality of their Maths teaching and learning, coaching subject leaders, delivering staff professional development and advising on national agendas.

    Karen is an accredited professional lead for the National Centre for the Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM).

Zoom Session


Zoom Session


Thu 22 Jun 2023


13:00 - 15:30

Maths for Teaching Assistants (6 of 6)

Focus: Curriculum
For: Teaching assistants


Each module will be delivered as a stand-alone session and so schools can tailor the CPDF to meet the individual requirements of their staff.

Module 6 – Alegbra for the totally terrified

Although Algebra is only explicitly mentioned in the Year 6 programme of study there are elements of algebraic thinking in all the year groups e.g., missing number problems in Year 1. This module will explore the barriers and common errors children may encounter and pedagogical approaches to address these.

Consideration will be given to the development of children’s understanding of algebraic ideas as central to mathematical thinking and the ‘pre-skills’ that lay the foundations for algebra.

Multiple Sessions:

This is a six session programme. All six sessions must be attended.

  • [1] Wed 12 October 2022
  • [2] Thu 10 November 2022
  • [3] Wed 15 February 2023
  • [4] Tue 28 March 2023
  • [5] Mon 22 May 2023
  • [6] Thu 22 June 2023

Please note: If you book one of these sessions, then we will automatically book you on the others. So you only need to submit one booking.

Directors’ Note:

You know as well as I do. You’ve got amazing TA’s who really want to support those children in maths. But what support have we given THEM? Six sessions to support your amazing TA’s in Maths. You know it makes sense. Sign them up!

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