Date: 2nd February 2018Location: The Cheltenham Regency Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0ST

Mindset and Mathematics

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Who is the training for?
Primary and Secondary Teachers and Mathematics Subject Leaders who wish to explore how developing ‘can do’ mathematical mindsets in all pupils and staff will improve the enjoyment and achievement in mathematics.
This is an interactive, hands on course enabling delegates to evaluate the strategies shared during the day and also personalise the content to their particular context.

Note: The use of the word ‘yet’ will be compulsory throughout the course

During the day we will:

• Establish the principles and beliefs of the four key mathematical mindsets
• Strengthen understanding of developing a ‘Can Do’ attitude for pupils and staff
• Discuss the importance of mathematical mindsets in improving outcomes for all pupils
• Explore how mathematical mindsets are at the heart of a teaching for mastery approach
• Discuss the impact pupil grouping, setting and mixed attainment classes can have on mathitudes
• Try out engaging, practical and easy-to-use resources and approaches to engage all stakeholders including parents
• Evaluate FREE resources

Steve Lomax has been working with senior leaders, mathematics subject leaders, teachers and pupils for twenty five years. He is the Mathematics Strategic Lead for the Balcarras Teaching School Partnership and GLOWMaths Hub (Home of #YesUCan and also works to improve outcomes for mathematics in schools and academies regionally and nationally through MaxTheMaths Consultancy (@MaxTheMaths). He is passionate about enthusing pupils at all phases to enjoy and achieve in mathematics.
Through his current, and previous roles of Mathematics Adviser for Gloucestershire (4-19), NCETM Specialist Adviser for Mathematics, Mathematics Subject Leader, SLT, AST and SLE, Steve has a proven track record, locally and nationally, of leading change in mathematics education and supporting schools to improve leadership, standards, teaching and enjoyment of mathematics within a school and across partnerships. He has had the privilege of visiting schools, and working with mathematics teachers, in Shanghai as part of the National Maths Hubs research into the teaching for mastery in mathematics.
Steve is a nationally accredited NCETM Professional Development Lead and co-founder of Can Do Maths ( ) and Kangaroo Maths . In his ‘spare time’, Steve enjoys learning about the amazing world of mathematics and authoring electronic and paper-based mathematical resources, including ArithmeKits (, Bring on the Maths and Got Its. He does get frustrated with the misuse of mathematics in daily life and negative attitudes towards mathematics.

Cost : £190 per delegate per event

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For any enquiries please email Deborah at

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