Outstanding Maths: Number Fun with Dave Godfrey
- 8th Feb 2019
In Outstanding Maths we share with you numerous strategies that you can take away and use immediately to improve maths in your school.
Discover how to deliver effective, successful, exciting, engaging lessons, time after time and take away dozens of practical ideas to enrich learning. Learn techniques to get rid of the anxiety that adversely affects the performance of youngsters so that they can develop the positive maths mindset that leads to outstanding results. As a result your students will be more motivated, collaborative, independent, passionate and aspirational.
Outstanding Maths is designed for everyone with responsibility for influencing learning and teaching in maths and those who want to improve their classroom practice so that they really do reach all of their learners and make maths fun.
This workshop is for you if you:-
- have youngsters in your class who lack confidence in maths
- ever feel frustrated by a student who just won’t try or is switched off in maths lessons
- want to find ways of helping your students to become more confident and accomplished in maths whilst being fully engaged
In this highly interactive and above all, practical workshop you will:
- discover where “Maths Anxiety” comes from
- learn quick and easy ways to alleviate learner stress and your own!
- identify the key factors that affect the learning in your classroom
- know how to get the brain in the best state to learn
- help your learners to access new learning more effectively
- discover your own processing preference and how this can influence your teaching
- find out about Maths Myths that affect your students’ ideas about maths
- discover what you can do to alleviate and eliminate Maths Anxiety
- take away over fifty tried and tested and proven strategies that you can use immediately to maximise learning in your classroom
- …….and lots more
The History of Number Fun
Number Fun is a powerful and creative tool for the teaching of Primary Mathematics. Music has an amazing power to engage children and to activate the brain. Songs are a wonderfully creative way of teaching maths – one that the children love!
Dave Godfrey is the man behind Number Fun. Dave’s background is as a primary teacher with a Maths degree and with a passion for Mathematics! In 1998 Dave was asked to write a set of primary assembly songs with maths links. These songs were published in early 2000 by the Stapleford Centre under the title of ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’. This resource was well received and Dave was subsequently challenged, ‘What else can you do?’ This led to a release of creativity and, based on his recent experience of teaching FS and KS1, Dave had a go at writing some simple songs to help children with their Maths. Some of the initial songs included classics like, ‘Farmer Pete’ and ‘Wobbly Tooth’. These were an instant hit, and a new project was born! Since those humble beginnings in 2001 Dave has gone on to write and co-write eight resource books for FS, KS1 & KS2 in the Number Fun series, recording 8 albums of songs and co-producing a set of interactive software – details of all these materials can be found in the resources section of this website!
Dave now spends some of his time continuing to develop new materials and a significant amount of time is spent travelling to train teachers in the use of Number Fun, and in visiting schools to present Number Fun to teachers and children.
“So much information to take in – great ideas and lots to use in the classroom”
“Fantastic! Thank you”
Course leader: Dave Godfrey. - https://numberfun.co.uk/about/
Dave is an experienced primary teacher, trainer, presenter, author and songwriter.
Dave is an Accredited PD Lead with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, a member of the ‘Sense of Number’ Maths Consultancy Team and a Numicon Affiliate Trainer.
After completing his degree in Maths and Economics, Dave trained as a Primary school teacher and has taught throughout the Primary age-range during 9 years in the classroom, most recently teaching Year 4 and then Year 5 in a York school.
In 2010 Dave completed a Masters degree at St John’s University in York, focussing on creativity in the teaching and learning of Mathematics.
Dave has taught throughout the Primary age-range during his teaching career in York and North Yorkshire, including a recent spell teaching Year 4, then Year 5 in 2011/12.
Dave also spent five years working as a teacher for the York Schools and Youth Trust (YOYO), a Christian Educational Charity
. In 1999/2000 Dave led a big Millennium Educational Project called ‘Timewarp 2000′ which involved over 10,000 children!
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