• Mathematics
  • Numeracy

Developing a Whole School Approach to Problem Solving in Mathematics

PL # 13643
Starting on 27 Feb 2023
Cancellation permitted until 23 Feb 2023

Registration Close : 22 Feb 2023

Delivery Format : In Person

Pricing Normal
For Members $150
For Catholic Members $200
For Non-Members $250
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Registrations open to :

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

Description

This workshop uses Polya's four - step process as the foundation for a adopting a whole school approach to problem solving in mathematics. A simple map will illustrate when problem solving strategies may be introduced, with a particular emphasis for years 3 to 6. A range of problem solving tasks that have been successfully used in classrooms, will be work-shopped, and these tasks will incorporate reasoning and fluency skills that will assist in developing the students' mathematical understandings. Each participant will receive a problem solving book. 


Please note that this workshop is not specifically designed to deal with 'NAPLAN - STYLE' questions, but many of the principles outlined may be applied to solving word questions in general.

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 over 12 years.  He taught mathematics to rural students in WA for 28 years.  David regularly presents at state and national conferences, and delivers ‘hands-on’ workshops, which includes, “Playing with Place Value” and “A Whole School Approach to Problem Solving and Word Problems”. In collaboration with Dr Paul Swan, David has co-authored 16 books, which includes the “Check the Clues” series, “My Word Book: Mathematics” and the 2022 published, “Problem Solving, Word Problems with Counters”.

Dr Paul Swan

Dr Paul Swan

Dr Paul Swan has many years of experience having taught at the primary secondary and tertiary level. He has written many books and games and created resources to help support teachers and the teaching of mathematics. His website www.drpaulswan.com.au contains many further support materials, many which are free.

He is the recipient of many awards, the most recent being for the development and publishing of Bond Blocks. Recently he has developed video PL courses and offers live and pre-recorded video PL as well as face to face PL.

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Segments

Developing a Whole School Approach to Problem Solving in Mathematics

Date / Time

27 Feb 2023 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 14:45

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

Address

Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 5.50

Learning Area

  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 8

Event Contact

AITSL Standards