Big Ideas in Number Years 5-8

back to Programs

This two day spaced program is designed to focus on two of the ‘Big Ideas in Number” – partitioning and proportional reasoning.  Professor Di Siemon (RMIT) has led extensive school based research into these areas of number understanding both within Tasmanian schools and across the nation.  Data indicates that Tasmanian students have consistently been challenged by these ideas.  Teachers and leaders of numeracy in schools will be introduced to a range of teaching strategies and pedagogical practices to support a deeper understanding of these ideas by their students.  Participants will have the opportunity to trial tasks and approaches in their classrooms as they undertake the planning for a unit of work centred on these ideas.

The second day (to be held in early term 3) will focus on reflecting on the unit of work and the assessment of student work samples.

Participants will gain a better understanding of the pedagogical practices that foster a deep understanding of partitioning and proportional reasoning by middle years’ students.  They will develop a structured unit of work focussing on one of the concepts and gain insights into assessment of student understanding.

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 Workshop 9.00am – 3.30pm

North – The Tailrace Centre

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Friday 7 September 2018