• Numeracy

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 08/08/2019
PricingNormal
For Members$240
For Catholic Members$320
For Non-Members$400
Registration Close Date 8/08/2019
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Registrations open to

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

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.

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Presenters

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.

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

12/08/2019
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

13/08/2019
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

Learning Area

  • Numeracy

School Area

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

Event Contact

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