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Maths Outdoors

NCETM CPD Standard

Course Aims: 

  • To involve participants practically in finding out how outdoor play is a powerful learning medium for children to develop mathematics.
  • To be successful, learning needs to involve children in doing, thinking and playing, and should be interactive and meaningful to them. 

By the end of the course, delegates will be familiar with: 

  • Effective ways to develop the outdoor area to support children’s progress and love of maths. 
  • Practical easy ways to develop a mathematically rich outside area.  
  • Developing fun appropriate outdoor activities  
  • Gaining new ideas and inspiration for the creative teaching of maths. Including  
  • Developing children’s number sense  
  • Space, shape and measure, calculation, thinking, reasoning and problem solving skills. 
  • athematical mark making and the development of mathematical graphics. 

Course summary: Participants will find inspiration to plan, resource and develop their outside areas and to use these effectively to maximise mathematical development. Whether a small tarmac space, or a large field, there are ways of making outdoors an outstanding and strong area for learning and progression. Visual slides and case studies will show children exploring, using their senses and becoming involved in self initiated and adult focused play experiences.

Head of Mathematics / Mathematics Coordinators, Headteacher, Senior Leader

Contact Details:

http://smartpd.co.uk/early-years-courses/ Course code CE4



Once Only


08 March 2019 09:15 to 15:00



Canterbury Innovation Centre

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