This four day program is designed for Numeracy/Mathematics Coordinators, Coaches, Specialist Teachers and Mathematics teachers to develop content knowledge and associated pedagogical skills in the teaching of algebraic reasoning from Years 5 – 9. Statewide data indicates that our students require a deeper understanding of the foundations of algebraic reasoning in order to be successful users of mathematics in high school and beyond. This program will build teachers capacity to lead planning, teaching and assessment practices within the classroom and across the school. Participants will reflect upon current research into best practice for teaching algebraic reasoning, trial challenging tasks and plan units of work that incorporate these strategies.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the structure of our number system and how the computational methods we use can be generalised and expressed algebraically. They will explore the power of generalisation and apply this to the big ideas of algebra including pattern growth, equivalence, and function study. They will develop a unit of work focussed on algebraic reasoning guided by best practice and use tools such as the Numeracy Progressions to better assess 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
4 Day Workshop – The Grange – Campbell Town – 10:00am – 4:00pm
4th May 2018 – Tramsheds – Launceston
1st June 2018
9th August 2018
8th November 2018