Maths in Primary Computing

Maths in Primary Computing

Date(s) - 01/07/2025
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm


Free Event

This course will support you to develop an understanding of the links between maths and computing, highlighting the overlap of subject knowledge and showing how to promote deeper connections in learning in both subjects.

You will investigate the strong parallels between computational thinking and mathematical reasoning, highlighting key concepts and skills that can be applied to both subject areas. It will also look at the common pedagogical approaches of the two subjects and what this looks like in the classroom.

You will also consider the cross curricular opportunities for these subjects, looking at practical applications for the programming and data and information areas of the computing curriculum. This course will show how both subjects can be enriched, with tangible computing activities bringing abstract mathematical ideas to life, and secure maths understanding providing the foundations for computing skills.

What topics are covered?

This short CPD covers:

  • Understanding the links between the subjects of primary computing and primary maths
  • The cross-subject skills of computational thinking and mathematical reasoning and problem solving
  • The common pedagogical approaches between the two subjects
  • How to plan cross curricular activities in the computer science strand and information technology strand of computing


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Know how mathematics links to primary computing subject knowledge
  • Understand key approaches for teaching computing and how they support maths and computing learning
  • Apply mathematical skills, knowledge, and ways of working to teaching computing in your classroom

Please Note: This course is currently under development, and while we aim to maintain the outlined content, there may be slight changes as the course progresses.

We will share names, organisation and email addresses with the computing hub, and the colleague TSHs (for the relevant county)

Stef Chapman is the Computing Coordinator and Digital Lead in St Andrew’s C of E Primary School in Chinnor, Oxfordshire. She has been teaching for 15 years and works across the whole of the primary school, teaching a variety of lessons but mainly focussing on Computing, which is embedded into the school’s curriculum. She has led the digital transformation in the school that is now entering its third year as a Microsoft Showcase School. This year, she achieved the Computing Quality Mark for the school. She is an Associate Professional Development Lead and recently became the BBO Computing Hub Assistant Primary School Lead. Since starting this post, she has worked with a number of schools across the BBO counties, supporting their needs with the curriculum and understanding and using different hardware.

Accessing the online event

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We do not provide refunds if you are unable to access the event due to technical issues that are beyond our control.

Participation in online events

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Our online events aim to be interactive and at times you may be expected to have your camera and microphone on during the session, although usually your microphone should be muted.

We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.

This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.


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In the event of a refund request, please note that the Eventbrite booking fee of 6.95% plus 0.59p per ticket is not refundable.

To keep our event fees as low as possible, we are not able to issue invoices for payment by cheque or bank transfer and we are not able to reserve places without payment.

We strongly recommend that you take out ‘event ticket insurance’ which may cover the cost of your fee should you be unable to attend the event.

Technical Difficulties Should an online session encounter any technical difficulties we will do our best to continue with the session, this may be on a different online platform. In the event that we are unable to do this we will rearrange the session, if you are unable to attend the new date a full refund will be given.

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