Differentiating Problem-solving in Years 7 – 8 Mathematics

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This is a two session spaced learning program delivered online. The focus will be on exploring ways to embed problem-solving and reasoning – two of the critical mathematical proficiencies into tasks designed for both the classroom and at home. The series of sessions will focus on choosing quality tasks and then exploring how these can be differentiated through the use of enabling and extending prompts. The content of this series will be on big ideas in the Years 7 – 8.

As a result of participating in the course, Mathematics Coordinators will:
a) Increase their curricula knowledge in key areas of Mathematics with particular emphasis on embedding the mathematical proficiencies of problem-solving and reasoning into task design and teaching;
b) Improve their pedagogical content knowledge in relation to developing problem-solving cultures in their classrooms;
c) Be introduced to quality resources to support the development of problem-solving and reasoning in their planning; and
d) Develop and build leadership capacity within the Mathematics learning area.

Teaching

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 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

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

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

2 Session Online Spaced Learning Program via Microsoft Teams

The link will be sent to participants prior to the sessions

Session 1 –  26 May 2020 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Session 2 – 3 June 2020 – 10:00am – 11:00am

Repeat of Session 2 – 15 June 2020 – 3:30pm – 4:30pm