The importance of concrete - Professional development
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Fundamental to the powerful Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach, concrete manipulatives are a key resource in developing a deep understanding of maths for pupils of all ages and abilities.

Continuing the story of the remarkable ‘Miss Rose’, this CPD package offers a variety of materials with which to inspire, guide and support your staff in using concrete resources in maths. The package comprises:

• a video with a humorous and thought-provoking angle on the importance of the concrete stage
• a PowerPoint presentation which forms the basis for a 1-hour CPD session for your staff team
• a set of presenter’s notes offering prompts and suggestions for the CPD session.

Together, these materials aim to enthuse your staff and demonstrate the power of concrete. The package gives a wide variety of development ideas and suggests further avenues and activities to explore.

These CPD materials are available completely free of charge and, as always, we welcome all feedback on our work at The White Rose Maths Hub and the materials we produce.
And be sure to keep an eye out for Miss Rose’s next video, in which she’ll be focusing on more ways of making sure that when it comes to mastering maths, Everyone Can!

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Created: Jan 6, 2017

Updated: Aug 5, 2019

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