These workshops are hands- on and engaging. You will be introduced to the most versatile, visual, concrete manipulative that will change the way you feel about using the CPA approach in KS1 and KS2. You will be shocked and amazed at how this one tool can be the mess-free answer to children developing a deeper understanding of so many concepts. Join in on a rekenrek workshop and you too will be singing the praises of this simple tool.

Session DescriptionsYear Groups addressedTime
Early Number SenseEYFS / Reception90 min
Late Number SenseYear 1-390 min
Mental Math StrategiesYear 1-390 min
Addition / SubtractionYear 1-390 min
Place Value, DecimalsYear 2-690 min
FractionsYear 2-590 min
Positive and Negative IntegersYear 4-690 min
*THE Times Tables SolutionYear 2-5150 min x 2

Early Number Sense

  • Cardinality & Counting Principles
  • Subitising
  • Comparison of numbers
  • Composition of numbers
  • Patterns
  • Numbers to 20
  • Early number sense games

Late Number Sense

  • Comparison of numbers
  • Composition of numbers
  • Place Value
  • Numbers to 100
  • Rounding numbers

Addition and Subtraction

  • Flexible thinking
  • Multiple representations
  • Current practice
  • Developing personal strategies
  • Efficiency in maths
  • Missing digits
  • Addressing misconceptions

Mental Maths Strategies

  • Importance of mental maths
  • 3 mental maths pillars:

Counting on
Bridging to 10

  • Number bonds extended
  • Developing personal strategies


  • Current practice
  • Fractions (#/10 , #/100 )
  • Fractions of an amount
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Exploring misconceptions

Positive and Negative Integers

  • Addition of positive integers
  • Subtraction of positive integers
  • Addition of negative integers
  • Subtraction of negative integers
  • Vocabulary
  • Deeper understanding vs rules

Place value/ Decimals

  • Early concepts
  • Place value foundations
  • Decimals (0.1 – .01)
  • Converting decimals to fractions

Times Tables/ Multiplication

  • Current practice
  • Repeated addition
  • Pattern spotting
  • Arrays
  • A look at division
  • Proven practice methods for recall


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Professional Development Opportunities:

Online Courses

A virtual experience that allows you to interact throughout the session using a free app.

Here are some of the courses available:

  • Early Number sense
  • Teaching the times tables for understanding and recall
  • Addition and Subtraction strategies
  • Late number sense
  • Decimal and percentages (Tenths and hundredths)
  • Fractions and fractions of an amount
  • Positive and Negative Numbers

In-Class Teaching

I can come in to your classroom and teach! Virtually or in person. If you are interested in having your class of children engage in any of these interactive lessons, please contact me for more information.

  • Times tables
  • Addition and Subtraction strategies
  • Mental math strategies (doubles/ near doubles/ make ten…)
  • Positive and negative numbers
  • Rounding numbers
  • Subitizing / subitising
  • Number bonds
  • Decimals (tenths and hundredths)
  • Fractions of an amount