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Developing Problem-Solving Flexibility in KS2/KS3

Who can take part?

This Work Group is designed for KS2 and KS3 teachers in mainstream schools. It would particularly appeal to schools who are sustaining their teaching for mastery approach and looking to freshen the teaching of mathematics.

What is involved?

This Work Group will involve KS2/KS3 teachers exploring how to develop a pedagogical approach to support pupils to develop problem-solving flexibility by comparing different solutions strategies (one-problem-multiple-strategies procedural variation) using analogous reasoning. i.e. looking for similar mathematical structures that underpin the problem. In the Work Group sessions, teachers will compare problem strategies using a free web-based platform called “No More Marking” and this will also be used with pupils as they compare strategies.


  • Pupils develop analogous reasoning skills to reflect on and help them choose effective problem-solving strategies.
  • Teachers understand how analogous reasoning contributes to pupils’ problem-solving flexibility
  • Teachers will learn how to create a learning environment that develops pupils’ problem-solving flexibility using one-problem-multiple-strategies procedural variation tasks
  • Teachers will develop knowledge to share with other colleagues for a school wide approach

What is the cost?

This Innovation Project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

*The London Central and West Maths Hub reserves the right to charge a £75 fee for non-attendance to the sessions or for cancellations to any of the sessions with less than 1 weeks’ notice.**


Session 1 – 31st Jan 23 9:30-16:00

Session 2 – 28th Feb 23 9:30-16:00

Session 3 – 21st March 23 9:30-16:00

Session 4 – 25th April 22 9:30-16:00

Session 5 – 23rd May 23 9:30-16:00

Location: Fox Primary School, Kensington Place, London W8 7PP

(Lunch will not be provided but you will have time to go to the local shops or bring your own)

Please see Developing Problem-Solving Flexibility in KS2/KS3 Flyer here and application form here.

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