12. November 2020 - 9:00 till 16:00
The Abbey Centre
United KingdomLondon34 Great Smith Street

Inspire Maths: Reasoning, Problem Solving and Greater Depth (London), The Abbey Centre, Thursday, 12. November 2020

Inspire Maths Professional Development

Reasoning, problem solving and greater depth

Developing reasoning skills and problem solving skills are crucial to succeeding in mathematics. Is a maths lesson about mathematics if it doesn’t include planned opportunities to reason and problem solve? Do your children rely on you too much to do their thinking for them? How do we encourage children to deepen their mathematical understanding (to work at greater depth)?  

In this session, we will explore the Inspire Maths approach to reasoning, greater depth and problem solving with a focus on deep conceptual understanding for all our children. Using materials directly taken from Inspire Maths materials, we will exemplify what good reasoning looks like, the strategies we can develop for problem solving, and how we can easily take an activity and increase challenge.

This is an interactive day where you will be doing the maths, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Session Aims

To define what 'good' reasoning and problem solving looks like

To consider what ‘greater depth’ is and isn’t in mathematics

To exemplify how to maximise reasoning and problem solving using Inspire Maths examples

To provide effective approaches to developing reasoning, deep conceptual understanding, problem-solving and challenge

To consider how to encourage children to ask questions and be willing and able to try different approaches

To further embed understanding of the Inspire Maths programme and support continuing improvement in your school

Who should attend?

New members of staff as an introduction; existing staff as a refresher; and Maths Leaders considering how the Singapore approach can support teaching to mastery.


Coffee and Registration from 8.45am. Start at 9.00am.


Tea and coffee will be available upon arrival. There will be a morning and afternoon coffee break, and a buffet lunch with vegetarian options. Please get in touch if you have any special dietary requirements. 

Travel and Parking

Please note there is no parking available at this venue. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation can be made up to four weeks before the event by contacting us directly at email

For enquiries, email email.

For more  information about Inspire Maths, please visit www.oxfordprimary.co.uk/inspiremaths.

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Thursday, 12. November 2020, The Abbey Centre, Inspire Maths: Reasoning, Problem Solving and Greater Depth (London)

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