Ban Har will return in November 2024 for a series of events in North and South Wales.

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th November 2024 – North Wales, venue TBC but most likely Llandudno area.

The introductory and most popular two day course – Using the Singapore approach to problem-solving, strengthen and develop the learning and teaching of Maths and Numeracy as part of your CfW offering. Whether this is your first experience of this approach or whether you have been using this approach for a while, this course will support your next steps as a practitioner. During the course, examples will be shared of how differentiation applies to the Singapore Maths approach.

Target Audience – All teachers, Maths leads, Coordinators.

Wednesday 27th November Cardiff venue TBC

Curriculum Development Day. – Curriculum For Wales + Singapore Maths

What does the CfW framework mean to you as a school and how does this guide practice in the teaching and learning of Maths? Ban Har will look at the CfW documentation, explore what this actually means in idealogical thinking but more importantly, what this could like in practice. Ban har will give examples of how Singapore turned its fortunes around in the teaching and learning of Maths to be the world leader it is today.

Singapore’s educational story is both impressive and inspiring. As the highest-ranking country for mathematics overall, we explore how Singapore’s children perform at the top. Not only this, Singaporean children are in the top OECD ranked nations for ‘Engagement and Selfbelief’. The PISA results speak for themselves.

The methodology and pedagogy in Singapore is not what we might assume. No rote learning, no procedural rehearsal, just excellent teaching based on the work of Jerome Bruner, Vygotsky, Zoltan Dienes, Skemp, and Howard Gardner. It follows the C.P.A. approach and through a series of hands-on challenges linked to evidenced-based theory, the world of ‘problem solving’ simply opens up.

Ban Har will help guide schools develop their own rationale and thinking towards a curriculum that reflects teaching the core concepts of mathematics in achieving high standards and mathematical competency for all, adhering to the vision of CfW as well as addressing Welsh Governments Maths and Numeracy Plan 2023. This is a must for all schools in Wales.

Target Audience – Headteachers, Curriculum Leader, Maths coordinator, Maths Lead, Teachers.

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2024 – South Wales, Cardiff venue TBC

The introductory and most popular two day course – Using the Singapore approach to problem-solving, strengthen and develop the learning and teaching of Maths and Numeracy as part of your CfW offering. Whether this is your first experience of this approach or whether you have been using this approach for a while, this course will support your next steps as a practitioner. During the course, examples will be shared of how differentiation applies to the Singapore Maths approach.

Target Audience – All teachers, Maths leads, Coordinators.