• Numeracy

Developing a Whole School Approach to Problem Solving and Word Problems

PL # 12012.
Starting from 26 Feb 2019 till 27 Feb 2019
Cancellation permitted until 21/02/2019
PricingNormal
For Members$240
For Catholic Members$340
For Non-Members$440
Registration Close Date 21/02/2019
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Registrations open to

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

Description

In order to solve problems in mathematics, students need to use all four Proficiency Strands (Understanding, Fluency, Problem-Solving and Reasoning) in concert. Using Polya’s Four Step Problem-Solving Process, participants will engage with a range of problem-solving strategies.

Literacy has an impact on a person’s ability to understand a problem and to describe how you solved the problem (reasoning). Developing vocabulary skills will be the major mathematical literacy focus. The literacies of Graphics and Symbols will also be explored.

The workshop will address the comprehension of word problems through cooperative learning. Practical suggestions for embedding literacy within the school numeracy plan will be provided.

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Presenters

David Dunstan (AISWA Staff)

Numeracy Coordinator

David is the AISWA Numeracy Coordinator and has worked with AISWA for eight years.  He taught mathematics to rural students in WA for 28 years.  David regularly presents ‘hands-on’ school workshops, which includes mental maths strategies, fractions and engaging in problem solving and reasoning tasks, and co-presents the AISWA Principals as Numeracy Leaders project. David is a co-author of the “Check the Clues” books and he has recently collaborated with Paul Swan to develop the Playing with Place Value Yearly Planner and resources.

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

26/02/2019
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

Address

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

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

Event Segment

Date / Time

27/02/2019
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

Address

AISWA Training Room Suite 6A (First Floor)
Suite 6, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

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

  • Numeracy

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

Event Contact

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