• Mathematics
  • Numeracy

Mathematics Warm-Ups Years 1-6 (Half Day)

PL # 12781.


Starting on 30 Mar 2021
Cancellation permitted until 27/03/2021

Event registrations closed on 29/03/2021


The first few minutes of a lesson are critical. Whether you call it a Warm Up or Mental, what matters is that it is focussed.

Warm Ups tend to fall in one of three categories: -

Yesterday - reviewing content previously taught, e.g. basic numbers facts reading time on a clock

Today - Linking into the lesson about to be taught. For example, if teaching converting from centimetres to metres and vice versa the Warm Up might be about multiplying and dividing by 100

Tomorrow - Preloading some content required in the near future. An example might be developing maths vocabulary.

This session is NOT about just collecting a bunch of short Warm Up activities, but rather about how to effectively plan for and use Warm Ups in the classroom. Activities involving simple materials and simple formats, or routines will be used to illustrate key ideas.


David Dunstan (AISWA Staff)

Numeracy Coordinator

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 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.



Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 08:45
Finishes: 11:45


AISWA Training Room Suite 1
Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


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

  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy

School Area

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

AITSL Standards