• Mathematics

Maximising High Impact Teaching Strategies in Maths: The Greatest HITS

PL # 13256.
Starting on 29 Mar 2022
Cancellation permitted until 24 Mar 2022

Event registrations closed on 23 Mar 2022

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed


Mathematics can be complicated to teach, therefore we want to maximise the time spent with students and the tasks that we provide for them.

In this one day session we will briefly examine some HIGH IMPACT TEACHING STRATEGIES (HITS). A few HITS will be chosen and applied specifically to the teaching of mathematics.

Participants will be given a brief background reading to illustrate key HITS that can be shared with colleagues at school. Sample tasks will be shared that illustrate how HITS may be incorporated into the teaching of mathematics. Opportunities will be provided to discuss various school contexts and to focus on certain HITS most applicable to individual school contexts.

To this end it would be ideal if two participants could attend, one with a leadership role such as a deputy or numeracy leader.

Support materials will be provided to help participants implement chosen High Impact Teaching Strategies within their school. Each participant will also receive a
"Problem Solving Number Line - Ups" book.


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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Date / Time

29 Mar 2022
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • Mathematics

School Area

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10

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