• Numeracy

CANCELLED - Facing up to Fractions: Using Tasks to Assess Knowledge and Understanding

PL # 12173.
Starting from 12 Aug 2019 till 13 Aug 2019
Cancellation permitted until 08 Aug 2019

Event registrations closed on 08 Aug 2019

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed

Description

Past participants of the PANL project will remember that there are 5 predictors of potential poor mathematics (number) performance that can be spotted from K - 2. Beyond year 2 are two of the strongest predictors of future performance in number; one of these two being fractions. In this short two-day course participants will be exposed to different aspects of fractions and be provided with a variety of tasks to assess fraction knowledge and to address any misconceptions.

Presenters

David Dunstan(AISWA Staff)

Numeracy Coordinator
David Dunstan<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

David is the AISWA Numeracy Coordinator and has worked with AISWA for 11 years.  He taught mathematics to rural students in WA for 28 years.  David regularly presents ‘hands-on’ workshops, which includes, “Playing with Place Value”, “Understanding the Connections that make Fractions Fit” and co-presents “A Whole School Approach to Problem Solving and Word Problems”. In collaboration with Dr Paul Swan, David has co-authored 13 books, which includes the “Check the Clues” series,  “My Word Book: Mathematics” and the 2020 “Mathematics Games with School Friendly Cards Book 2: Short & Simple Warm Up Games”.

Dr Paul Swan

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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Segments

Event Segment test

Date / Time

12 Aug 2019
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)

PL Hours : 6.00

Event Segment test

Date / Time

13 Aug 2019
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)

PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • Numeracy

School Area

  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9

Event Contact

AITSL Standards