Developing Robust Place Value Understanding Years 3 – 6 Mathematics

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This is a 90 minute online presentation. What is a robust understanding of a mathematical big idea? Place value is a significant big idea in Mathematics, its development takes considerable time. The focus of this workshop is on consolidating place value understanding of the base 10 number system by elaborating on the research developed by Professor Di Siemon (RMIT). Participants will see how activities and games can challenge understanding and then build confidence and facility in this big idea. Participants will consider tasks that progress and challenge student understanding.

As a result of this workshop, participants will:
a) Increase their curricula knowledge of place value and the incorporation the Mathematical Proficiencies of problem-solving and reasoning in the classroom;
b) Improve their pedagogical content knowledge in relation to place value and how activities can challenge and consolidate understanding; and
c) Be introduced to quality resources to support their planning in Mathematics.


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Leading teaching and learning

Developing self and others

This is a 90 minute online presentation.

The details will be sent to participants prior to the session.

Monday 20 July 2020 – 11:00am – 12.30pm