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2018 Let's Get Started! Using games to promote fluency and reasoning

03 May 2018 to 03 May 2018  03:45 pm to 05:30 pm

Mathematical Association of Victoria

Teachers of Foundation to Year 6.

Teachers will be elbow deep in dice and cards during this workshop. The session will focus on developing mathematical fluency and reasoning in students through the use of hands-on and engaging card and dice games. Teachers will be armed with a range of activities and we will explore how to easily differentiate for a range of student learning needs.

Presenters

Jen Bowden

Jen is a Mathematics Education Consultant for the Mathematical Association of Victoria. She works with teachers to build teacher capacity, increase knowledge of curriculum content, develop pedagogies and establish school-wide improvement plans. Jen takes a variety of approaches whilst working with teachers, including modelled teaching, coaching, intensive curriculum planning, afterschool workshops and whole school professional development days. Her passion is for ensuring mathematics teaching and learning is relevant, engaging and enjoyable for students, teachers and parents.

Ellen Corovic

Ellen is a Mathematics Education Consultant at the Mathematical Association of Victoria. She is passionate about building teacher capacity and a sense of collective efficacy in mathematics. Through building teachers understanding of the content and pedagogy she works with teachers and leadership on individual, team or whole school improvement. Coaching, modelled teaching and leading professional conversations are regular features of her work. Ellen promotes hands on and reflective learning.

 

Closing date for registrations is : 27/04/2018

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2018 Incorporating the proficiencies

15 May 2018 to 15 May 2018  12:45 pm to 04:30 pm

St Francis Xavier Primary

This event is aimed at teachers from Foundation to Year 9

In this workshop Di Siemon will explore a planning tool to help you embed the most up to date approaches to learning in your classroom. You will learn how to incorporate the proficiencies, provide multiple opportunities to revisit key ideas and strategies for targeted teaching. Inquiry-based approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics will be explored, while ensuring an unrelenting focus on the big ideas that make a difference.

Presenter

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 : 04/05/2018

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2018 Incorporating the proficiencies

22 May 2018 to 22 May 2018  12:45 pm to 04:30 pm

Mackellar Primary School

This event is aimed at teachers from Foundation to Year 9

In this workshop Di Siemon will explore a planning tool to help you embed the most up to date approaches to learning in your classroom. You will learn how to incorporate the proficiencies, provide multiple opportunities to revisit key ideas and strategies for targeted teaching. Inquiry-based approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics will be explored, while ensuring an unrelenting focus on the big ideas that make a difference.

Presenter

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 : 04/05/2018

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2018 Lifting student engagement and learning in algorithmic and locational thinking.

29 May 2018 to 29 May 2018  03:45 pm to 05:30 pm

Mathematical Association of Victoria

In this session, we will explore ways to raise the level of locational and algorithmic thinking by activating some of the research-proven methods for lifting student engagement. The Which Way? resource (National Literacy & Numeracy Week, 2017) is a terrifically rich resource that we will explore in-depth. It model these methods to lift student engagement by building on what students already know, encouraging them to manipulate indoor and outdoor space, emphasising effort, encouraging discussion of strategies and solutions and giving students a degree of responsibility in assessing the value of their own and others’ work.

Teachers will walk away with an increased understanding and a raft of new ideas for teaching the locational/transformational sub-strand of the Victorian curriculum. You will also have new insights into how to utilise existing resources and spaces at your school that you may choose to explore collaboratively in teaching teams, a mixed-age or even a school-wide capacity.

Warning: Once your students start these activities, they will not want to stop.

This is suitable for F - 6

Presenter

Martin Holt

Martin Holt is an educational consultant with a background in primary education and maths leadership in schools. He helps teachers instill a classroom culture which normalises high engagement and challenge for all students. Martin sees the deliberate and strategic selection of tasks as a key to achieving this aim. Through his work in schools, teachers increase their knowledge of the research-informed characteristics of engaging and challenging tasks and are given access to over 100 tasks from a range of resources.

 

Closing date for registrations is : 22/05/2018

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2018 Using picture story books to inspire mathematical thinking

07 Jun 2018 to 07 Jun 2018  03:45 pm to 05:30 pm

Mathematical Association of Victoria

Kinder to Level 4.

The use of picture story books is a great way to engage young readers, in fact any reader! This workshop will explore how teachers can use books to capture students’ imagination and prior knowledge. A selection of picture books will be shared along with tasks that engage students to expand and extend their mathematical thinking. This is a hands-on creative session where teachers will be actively involved in discussions and the creation of number monsters.

Presenters

Jen Bowden

Jen is a Mathematics Education Consultant for the Mathematical Association of Victoria. She works with teachers to build teacher capacity, increase knowledge of curriculum content, develop pedagogies and establish school-wide improvement plans. Jen takes a variety of approaches whilst working with teachers, including modelled teaching, coaching, intensive curriculum planning, afterschool workshops and whole school professional development days. Her passion is for ensuring mathematics teaching and learning is relevant, engaging and enjoyable for students, teachers and parents.

Ellen Corovic

Ellen is a Mathematics Education Consultant at the Mathematical Association of Victoria. She is passionate about building teacher capacity and a sense of collective efficacy in mathematics. Through building teachers understanding of the content and pedagogy she works with teachers and leadership on individual, team or whole school improvement. Coaching, modelled teaching and leading professional conversations are regular features of her work. Ellen promotes hands on and reflective learning.

 

Closing date for registrations is : 01/06/2018

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2018 Primary Conference - Day One Critical and Creative Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom

22 Jun 2018 to 22 Jun 2018  08:30 am to 05:30 pm

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) present a conference focussing on primary school mathematics education.

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom

The Victorian Curriculum states that ‘The Critical and Creative Thinking capability focuses on the development of increasingly complex and sophisticated processes of thinking’. The knowledge and skills required for Critical and Creative Thinking must be explicitly taught if students are to develop and apply the skills and learning dispositions that support logical, strategic, flexible and adventurous thinking in mathematics.

Join us in 2018 to investigate Critical and Creative Thinking, focusing on:

  • questions and questioning for deep learning
  • rich tasks, challenging tasks and inquiry based learning
  • reasoning and metacognition
  • digital technologies
  • early childhood; 4 year old to Year 2 conference stream
  • For Mathematics Education Leadership

    Mathematics leaders and those with an interest in mathematics education leadership within primary schools including Principals, Deputy Principals, Numeracy Leaders, Academics, Vic DET, VCAA and others.

    Morning and afternoon tea, lunch and networking drinks and nibbles included.

     

    Closing date for registrations is : 15/06/2018

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    2018 Primary Conference - Day Two Critical and Creative Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom

    23 Jun 2018 to 23 Jun 2018  08:30 am to 05:30 pm

    The Melbourne Graduate School of Education

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) present a conference focussing on primary school mathematics education.

    Critical and Creative Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom

    The Victorian Curriculum states that ‘The Critical and Creative Thinking capability focuses on the development of increasingly complex and sophisticated processes of thinking’. The knowledge and skills required for Critical and Creative Thinking must be explicitly taught if students are to develop and apply the skills and learning dispositions that support logical, strategic, flexible and adventurous thinking in mathematics.

    Join us in 2018 to investigate Critical and Creative Thinking, focusing on:

  • questions and questioning for deep learning
  • rich tasks, challenging tasks and inquiry based learning
  • reasoning and metacognition
  • digital technologies
  • early childhood; 4 year old to Year 2 conference stream
  • For Primary School Teachers

    This day is designed for primary teachers regardless of experience level. Sessions will build your confidence and develop your professional ability as a primary mathematics teacher in a supportive, hands-on and engaging series of workshops.

    Morning and afternoon tea, lunch and networking drinks and nibbles included.

     

    Closing date for registrations is : 15/06/2018

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