• Mathematics
  • Numeracy

Mathematics Card Games Years 1-6 (Half Day)

PL # 12782.
Starting on 30 Mar 2021
Cancellation permitted until 27 Mar 2021

Event registrations closed on 29 Mar 2021

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed


Cards are a simple, readily available resource that can be used to develop a variety of number concepts such as basic number facts and place value.

Initially students will need to develop some card game fluency, that is the ability to shuffle, deal and monitor the play, but once this is achieved many simole card games may be introduced.

In this session the role of routines and repeatable card games will be explained.

These games may then be played as a warmup or as one part of a lesson or played at home.

Clear links to mathematics concepts will be provided as well as ways of differentiating and assessing the mathematics learned while playing games.


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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Event Segment

Date / Time

30 Mar 2021
Starts: 12:30
Finishes: 15:30

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

PL Hours : 3.00

Learning Area

  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

AITSL Standards