Maths CPD 2013-2014

Guarantee students remember what we teach them

Course Information

Our memories can seem wild and unpredictable. Why do we remember pointless minutia from years ago, yet completely forget important facts and details when we need them? Why do kids understand everything perfectly one day, and then the next day admit they can’t remember a thing?

Against our intuition, we now know that what we remember is highly predictable. What’s more, what students remember, and what they forget, is largely determined by us, their teachers!

This course summarises nearly four decades of exciting research into memory and forgetting, building a model that helps us understand how our minds and our memories work. The conclusion: we have the power to determine what our students will remember. We will then look at the short-term tricks and long-term strategies we can employ in the classroom, in an effort to guarantee students remember everything we teach them.

Course Content

Part 1
Memories: once formed, we never lose a memory; so why do we forget things?

Part 2
Storage vs. Retrieval: The interplay between two parts of every memory

Part 3
Long-term strategies and short-term classroom techniques for building enduring memories

Part 4

Course Cost

£70 + VAT. Additional Delegates from the same centre cost £30 + VAT.

Booking Code


Early Booking Discount

Bookings received before 4th October 2013 will receive a booking discount of 10% from the total booking cost

Date and Venue

Thursday, Dec. 12th 2013 at 4:45-6:45pm

This is an online event.

Purchase the Recording

If the date and time is inconvenient then you can purchase a recording of the session. The recording allows you to view the live session at a time that is convenient. The recording can be played an unlimited number of times. A recording of the session can be purchased in two formats: Digital Link and CD-ROM. Digital link: Available for £ 55 + VAT. PRODUCT CODE: MA2DL. CD – ROM £70 + VAT. PRODUCT CODE: MA2CD