2018 The importance of developing children’s counting skills: The move from rote to rational counting: Webinar  Wed 24 Oct 2018


Closing date for registrations is : 17/10/2018



In this hands-on workshop participants will discuss the importance of young children developing each aspect of the five counting principles that govern and define counting as elaborated by Gelman and Gallistel (1978). Video excerpts and activities will demonstrate what these counting principles look like in practice. Counting tasks from the Mathematics Online Interview will be linked to the Counting section of the Framework of Mathematical Learning and activities from the Mathematics Developmental Continuum. The conceptual understanding needed to move children from using inefficient strategies, such as counting by ones, to more efficient strategies will be highlighted.

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: Year 2 to 6

Presenter: Catherine Pearn

Cath is a lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne where she teaches early childhood, primary, secondary and special education students at postgraduate level. Cath is also a Senior Research Fellow in Assessment and Reporting (Mathematics and Science) at ACER. Cath has written, delivered and reviewed programs for primary and secondary teachers in Australia and overseas. Since 1992 she has been involved in research projects investigating how students learn mathematics at the early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary levels, particularly students mathematically ‘at risk’. Her current PhD research is looking at the links between fraction competence and algebraic thinking.


Event Venue: Live(MAV) and Online


MAV ABN: 34 004 892 755

Pricing 1 Day 2 Day
Member Cost (Inc GST) $0
Non Member Cost (Inc GST) $0


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