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2019 Evidenced-based resources to support mathematical reasoning in Years 5 to 10: Online interactive session

06 Mar 2019 to 06 Mar 2019  03:15 pm to 05:00 pm

Online only: MAV

This session will provide an overview of the evidenced-based resources produced by the Reframing Mathematical Futures II (RMFII) project to support the teaching and learning of mathematical reasoning in years 5 to 10. It will briefly describe the SNMY project which developed similar evidenced-based resources to support a targeted teaching approach to multiplicative thinking then look at the tasks used to develop the learning progressions for algebraic, geometrical and statistical reasoning. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the formative assessment options and teaching advice for mathematical reasoning produced as a result of the project.

Accessing the webinar:

This session use the Polycom system provided by the DET, and are accessible through a DET Polycom unit in school, or a H.323 teleconferencing system, or through mobile devices using the Polycom Real Presence app. Instructions, including for downloading the app will be sent to you prior to the event.

Who should attend: Levels 5 - 10 Teachers

Presenter: Di Siemon

Di Siemon is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at RMIT University (Bundoora) where she is involved with the preparation of pre-service teachers and the supervision of higher degree students. Di is currently the Director of the Reframing Mathematical Futures project, which is working with 32 secondary schools nationally to develop an evidenced based teaching and learning framework for mathematical reasoning in the middle years. She is also actively involved in the professional development of practicing teachers, particularly in relation to the development of the ‘big ideas’ in number, the teaching and learning of mathematics in the middle years, and the use of rich assessment tasks to inform teaching. Di has directed a number of other large scale research projects including the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years Project (2003-2006), the Researching Numeracy Teaching Approaches in Primary Schools Project (2001-2003), and the Middle Years Numeracy Research Project (1999-2001). Di is a past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and a life member of the Mathematical Association of Victoria.

 

Closing date for registrations is : 27/02/2019

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2019 Primary Mathematics: Engaging Teachers and Engaging Students

20 May 2019 to 20 May 2019  08:45 am to 03:30 pm

Community Hub at the Dock

Foundation to Year 6.

In this one-day workshop participants will participate in an in-depth exploration of student and teacher engagement with mathematics. The Proficiencies: problem solving, reasoning, understanding, and fluency will feature as a critical pathway for student engagement. Links to mathematics education theory and research will be provided to support the argument that the Proficiencies and the General Capabilities should form the foundation of all mathematics teaching and learning activities. During the workshop participants will engage with a range of mathematical tasks that promote each of the Proficiencies in ways that promote sustained engagement and deeper learning of mathematical concepts. A range of tasks from short lesson starters through to rich tasks and problem solving activities will be investigated along with technology enhanced activities. Participants will also be provided with an opportunity to design a set of open-ended tasks that they will be able to take away and use immediately.

Presenter

Catherine Attard

Catherine is an Associate Professor in primary mathematics education and Deputy Director of Research within the School of Education. She is a multiple award-winning educator who has transformed teaching and learning in primary mathematics at Western Sydney University for over 10 years. Her philosophy, while straightforward, is transformative: Catherine combines great dedication for teaching engaging mathematics with her own experiences as a primary classroom teacher to motivate and inspire pre-service and qualified teachers. Catherine's research is focused on student engagement with mathematics and issues surrounding the pedagogical practices that influence students' engagement. Catherine is also actively researching contemporary teaching practices through the use of digital technologies, and the use of financial literacy education as a tool to engage children with mathematics. Catherine has won several teaching awards, including a 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Teaching Excellence Award, an Office of Learning and Teaching citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and the Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2017 she was listed in The Educator's Hotlist as one the most influential educators in Australia. She regularly presents workshops and keynotes nationally and internationally and is the current President of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) a past president of the Mathematical Association of New South Wales (MANSW), and past editor of the professional journal, Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom. Catherine is also the author of the leading mathematics education blog, engagingmaths.com, as well as the author of several popular mathematics teacher resource books.

 

Closing date for registrations is : 13/05/2019

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