• Mathematics
  • Numeracy

AISWA's One Day Maths Conference Making the Most of Maths Lessons: Six key Ideas

PL # 12880.
Starting on 15 Apr 2021
Cancellation permitted until 12/04/2021
For Members$140
For Catholic Members$170
For Non-Members$195
Registration Close Date 12/04/2021
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Registrations open to

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)
  • Catholic Member Schools
  • Non-Members





9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:10 AM

Keynote: What is a Good Maths Lesson: Six Key Ideas

Dr Paul Swan
10:00 AM

Session 1

Problem Solving: Connecting the Four Proficiencies (3-8)

Developing Maths Connections with Children’s Literature (P-2)


Davd Dunstan

Sheila Griffin

11:30 AM

Session 2

Great Maths Tasks to Develop Reasoning (P-8)

Making Connections with Maths Number Talks (P-6)


David Dunstan

Sheila Griffin

12:45 PM LUNCH  
1:30 PM

Session 3

Fostering Fluency and Engagement with Card Games (3-8)

Dealing with Differentiation (P-4)


David Dunstan

Dr Paul Swan

2:45 PM

Farewell gathering, Evaluations and Prize Draws


Numbers are limited. Participants must number each of the three sessions with a ‘1’ and ‘2’ preference with registration. These are sessions limits, so first in first allocated preferences. All day sheet parking is available for $5

Please see the below PDF link for more informaion regarding the conference and sessions provided along with a Session Registration form that needs to be completed once you have registered through our website.


PDF iconSix Key Ideas Session Registration.pdfPDF iconSix Key Ideas Session Registration.pdf

More Information


David Dunstan (AISWA Staff)

Numeracy Coordinator

David is the AISWA Numeracy Coordinator and has worked with AISWA for nine years. He taught mathematics to rural students in WA for 28 years.  David delivers ‘hands-on’ workshops, which include' "Engaging in Problem Solving and Reasoning Tasks", "A Whole School Approach to Problem Solving and Word Problems" and "Check the Clues Cooperative Problem Solving". He is a regular presenter at national mathematics conferences. David is a co-author of the “Check the Clues” series and "Playing with Place Value". In his most recent collaboration with Dr Paul Swan, the “My Word Book: Mathematics” was published in 2018.

Sheila Griffin (AISWA Staff)

Numeracy Consultant

Numeracy Consultant

Sheila joined AISWA in 2019. She has a Primary School background working in the state school sector where she had a range of Numeracy roles including the West Australian Project Officer for the teaching of Consumer and Financial Literacy education through the MoneySmart Program. Sheila has also delivered “hands on” Primary Maths workshops at Murdoch University.

She has received several awards with recognition at a national level when she was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Outstanding Primary Maths Teacher of the Year from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). Additionally, she received an award for her whole school approach to the teaching of Consumer and Financial Literacy.

Sheila has a passion for improving the teaching of mathematics by supporting schools and teachers through targeted professional learning and practical classroom ideas.

Dr Paul Swan

Dr Paul Swan has taught mathematics in both primary and secondary schools and worked as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Edith Cowan University in Australia for 18 years.

He has written over 50 books, authored numerous journal articles and created many types of mathematics games – board, card and digital. He currently designs mathematics manipulative materials and supports schools looking to improve the teaching of mathematics in both schools and across whole school systems (State, Catholic and Independent).

He has received numerous awards, including an Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) for his work with School Leaders. For his contribution to Mathematics Education in his home state of Western Australia he was awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Mathematics Association of Western Australia. He regularly speaks on a variety of topics, particularly in early childhood and primary (elementary education). He received his PhD in 2002 for his study of the computational choices made by 10 - 12 year old students. He currently continues to write and develop materials that may be found on his website www.drpaulswan.com.au as well as acting as a private consultant and professional learning provider to schools.



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Date / Time

Starts: 08:45
Finishes: 15:00


Suite 3, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Primary (P-6)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants
  • Business Manager
  • Other (non-teaching)

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