• Mathematics
  • Numeracy

Using Mathematical Milestones in Developing a Whole School Approach to Basic Number Facts

PL # 12441.


Starting on 30 Mar 2020
Cancellation permitted until 26/03/2020

Event registrations closed on 30/03/2020


Fluency is one of the Four Proficiency Strands of the Australian Mathematics Curriculum. In this session, a comprehensive set of Milestones for developing Fluency in the Basic Number Facts will be provided. Participants will be exposed to the TPA (Teach Practise Apply) sequence for developing basic number fact knowledge. The role of Understanding (another of the Proficiency Strands) will be explored as part of the ‘Teaching’ phase. Games and simple short activities will be highlighted in the ‘Practise’ phase and the Problem Solving and Reasoning proficiencies will be explored in the ‘Apply’ part of the sequence. Participants will be provided with assessment options for determining whether students reach specific Milestones.

Ideal for school leaders, numeracy leaders and teachers in Years 1 – 4, where the basic facts are learned or for teachers of older students struggling to learn the basic number facts.


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: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 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

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Event Contact

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