Reflection and Metacognition in The Mathematics Classroom


The great mathematician of the nineteenth century, Carl Friedrich Gauss recorded his key discoveries and thoughts through a mathematical diary. Within each entry, he engaged in critical reflection and mathematical discourse with himself, leading to new ideas which challenged many mathematicians of his time and thereafter. In Australian Mathematics Central (AMC), students can use the Number Diary, to discover the power of writing in mathematics. Here, they will discover the connections between language and mathematics and can begin to engage in metacognitive tasks, which encourage them to look beyond summarising an activity and move towards questioning, goal setting and dialogue. This session will also introduce teachers to various resources available to them such as: professional learning videos linked to the curriculum strands, ideas on how to use guiding questions to stimulate thinking and discussion, formative assessment and ways to introduce key mathematical language and definitions. Ipad or Laptop needed.

Genovieve Grouios

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
B-22 05/12/2019 11:00 am 12:00 pm La Trobe University Bundoora
E-01 05/12/2019 03:40 pm 04:40 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora


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