Professional Development for Early Years
This page is dedicated to the CPD video resources for teachers of Early Years Mathematics.
Some are presented by colleagues from within Loughborough University's Department of Mathematics Education, and others by external experts within mathematics education.
If you are interested in resources for primary, secondary and higher education, please return to the main CPD page.
A small-scale action research project on spatial reasoning
In this video Dr Alison Borthwick describes a project with teachers who were keen to find out more about spatial reasoning with 5-11-year-olds. The video includes a flavour of the international research, the activities the teachers completed and the impact on both adults and children.
Comparative judgement in the mathematics classroom
Comparative judgement offers a novel approach to assessing important but fuzzy learning outcomes, such as problem solving and conceptual understanding. In this video, Dr Ian Jones introduces comparative judgement and how it can be used in the mathematics classroom.
Effective teacher professional development
Research is increasingly providing insights about how pupils learn. However, our understanding of how to design professional development in order to help teachers put these insights into practice remains limited. In this talk, Dr Sam Sims outlines a new theory of effective professional development.
Parental Engagement in Mathematical Learning
Drawing on over 10 years of research in this area, Professor Tim Jay talks about why out-of-school mathematics thinking and learning is so important, why parental engagement interventions often don’t achieve their aims, and how an alternative approach to working with parents can help.
Mathematical Learning Difficulties Following Preterm Birth
This video by Camilla Gilmore reviews current evidence about the long-term development of children born preterm and the impact on their attainment at school, in mathematics and across the curriculum. It includes information about strategies for supporting children born preterm in school.