Challenging Tasks: Inspiring Ideas for Transforming the Early Years Classroom


The early years of schooling is an exciting period in the cognitive development of a child. The concrete operational stage is marked by the onset of logical thought, inductive reasoning and understanding of conservation concepts. Do the mathematical tasks presented to young children match up to their cognitive abilities? In this research based workshop, we will explore how challenging mathematical tasks were presented in the early years, how enabling and extending prompts were created and what actions were taken to encourage persistence. Be involved and inspired by an exciting, transformative workshop that will surprise you with the abilities of young children. Take away concrete ideas for immediate application in your classroom.

Sharyn Livy
Johnson Alagappan

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
D-3 06/12/2018 02:30 pm 03:30 pm La Trobe University
G-28 07/12/2018 11:00 am 12:00 pm La Trobe University


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