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

PL # 12783

  • Starting on 12 Mar 2021
  • Cancellation permitted until 09 Mar 2021
  • Event registrations closed on 10 Mar 2021

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed


In this session we will provide school leaders and teachers with a comprehensive plan for teaching the 400 basic number facts. Teachers are always complaining that, "These kids don't know their tables". Basic facts are more than just the 100 basic multiplications and include addition, subtraction, and division facts. Learning the basic number facts reduces the cognitive load when trying to solve problems.

Participants will be provided with a plan, a series of assessments and key games and activities that build understanding of the basic number facts.

Links will be made to Problem Solving where the facts are applied in context.


David Dunstan (AISWA Staff)

Numeracy Coordinator

David Dunstan <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

David is the AISWA Numeracy Coordinator and has worked with AISWA for over 13 years.  He taught mathematics to rural students in WA for 28 years.  David regularly presents at state and national conferences, and delivers ‘hands-on’ workshops, which includes, “A Whole School Approach to Teaching Place Value” and “Using Cards and Counters to Link the Proficiencies”. In collaboration with Dr Paul Swan, David has co-authored 27 books, which includes the “Check the Clues” series, “My Word Book: Mathematics” and the 2023 published, “Teaching Place Value” series.

Dr Paul Swan

Dr Paul Swan

Dr Paul Swan has many years of experience having taught at the primary secondary and tertiary level. He has written many books and games and created resources to help support teachers and the teaching of mathematics. His website contains many further support materials, many which are free.

He is the recipient of many awards, the most recent being for the development and publishing of Bond Blocks. Recently he has developed video PL courses and offers live and pre-recorded video PL as well as face to face PL.

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Event Segment

Date / Time

12 Mar 2021 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:00

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy

School Area

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5

AITSL Standards