Big Ideas in Number for Prep to Year 2

2 Day Program – Over 3 months

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This two day program is facilitated by Professor Dianne Siemon from RMIT University.

The workshops will focus on:

  • The role of the teacher in planning for intentional teaching in number
  • Using diagnostic tools to identify students’ current understandings and plan for future learning
  • Using the Australian Curriculum to focus planning for number in the early years
  • Key teaching strategies and resources to support the Big Ideas in Number.

There is an expectation that participants will undertake Big Ideas in Number tasks in their classroom between Day 1 and Day 2.

Participants in this program will:

  • build an understanding of the importance of Big Ideas in Number, including Trusting the Count and Place Value
  • be able to engage with families to improve their ability in supporting their child with Maths.


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know the content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

2 Day Program – 9.00am – 3.00pm


Day 1 – Thursday 7 March 2019 – Blundstone Arena Function Centre, Hobart  

Day 2 – Thursday 6 June 2019 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart


Day 1 – Monday 18 March 2019 – The Tramsheds, Launceston

Day 2 – Monday 24 June 2019 – The Tramsheds, Launceston