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Connect with Maths

Connect with Maths welcomes member contributions. Members can offer a variety of resources including news, classroom ideas, activities, research, teacher showcase exemplars and topics of interest about mathematics education for the five Connect with Maths communities.
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Maths Leadership Series Aug 3, 24 & Sep 14
Building culture and capacity to enact the Australian Curriculum: Maths
Connect with Maths is pleased to present this awarding winning professional learning event. Click here to register for this free event.
Building culture and capacity to enact the Australian curriculum: Mathematics is a series of three webinars presented by Robin Proffit-White, discussing the long term initiative to establish ‘The Right Team’ (Session 1: Wed 3 Aug) , ‘The Right Pedagogy’ (Session 2: Wed. 24 Aug) and ‘The Right Knowledge’ (Session 3: Wed 14 Sep) as part of his role as education advisor for Mathematics. The aim of the three workshops is to give participants an overview of the three underlying elements that all schools have reported as catalysts in the sustainability of this initiative, particularly for mathematics. The sessions are designed for leadership teams, including Heads of Departments: Mathematics.
Rob Proffitt-White
The Presenter: Rob Proffitt-White
Rob has been a Principal Education Advisor for Mathematics in Queensland’s Department of Education and Training for the past five years. His initiatives focus on aligning the right pedagogies, the right knowledge and the right team to successfully implement the intent of the Australian Curriculum. State primary and high schools commit to and invest in ongoing workshops that build teacher capability, norm effective delivery and upskill teachers in designing robust tasks and assessment tools. Awards have been given to schools enacting and sustaining this initiative- Outstanding Presentation Award at ACER Excellence in Professional Practice Conference (May 2016) and Queensland State School of the Year (2015).

Rob has presented throughout the state of Queensland and by an online platform created to reach all teachers has recently reached 400 000 hits. The ‘Building Culture and Capacity’ initiative is flexible and under constant refinement as more schools take part and share best practice.
Session 1: Getting the right team- A whole School culture for mathematics and numeracy
[Engaging All Students]
Presenter: Rob Proffitt-White

Wednesday Aug 3, 2016 (Session 1)
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (ACT, VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD)

4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)

2:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)

The first session will communicate the key factors and pre requisites common to schools successfully implementing elements of the initiative. This session has been designed for school leaders and Mathematics HODs wanting to prioritise numeracy and problem solving.

• Identification and remediation of common resistors

• Strategies for selecting a core key team and setting an agenda

• Valid and rigorous data professional learning communities
Click on the following link to enter the session  https://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-160803-proffitt-white/
Session 2: The right pedagogies- Implementing curriculum intent requires a repertoire of pedagogies
[Engaging All Students]
Presenter: Rob Proffitt-White

Wednesday Aug 24, 2016 (Session 2)
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (ACT, VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD)

4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)

2:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)

Effective teaching of mathematics and numeracy capabilities require a range of pedagogical practices . This workshop is for teachers and school leaders who want to look at the processes involved in creating a common language around effective delivery of all mathematical proficiencies. It will focus heavily around

• Valuing teacher voice and building supportive and trusting culture for all

• Enacting the growth mindset in all classrooms

• Designing protocols and routines to support coaching/mentoring and reflecting.
Adobe Connect Session
Click on the following link to enter the session  https://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-160824-proffitt-white/
Session 3: The right knowledge 
[Engaging All Students]
The right knowledge – A clear valuing and understanding of mathematical content, the connections and a working knowledge of the proficiency strands underpins successful teaching

Presenter: Rob Proffitt-White

Wednesday Sep 14, 2016 (Session 3)
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (ACT, VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD)

4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)

2:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)

This workshop targets teachers and school leaders and aims to upskill their assessment literacy by:

• Creating cognitive activation tasks that promote critical thinking in all students

• Ensuring a consistent and shared responsibility for numeracy transfer

• Differentiating tasks through a focus on the proficiency strands

• Classifying the different problem solving types.
Adobe Connect Session
Click on the following link to enter the session  https://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-160914-proffitt-white/
Engaging All Students Community Event
Advocating for mathematically highly capable students
Contrary to popular belief students who are mathematically highly capable or gifted are not a ‘privileged’ group, they are simply children who learn differently and therefore may require a different type of teacher support. This session explores some of the unique learning needs of mathematically highly capable students, and suggests some important ways teachers may be able to support this learning in the regular mathematics classroom.
[Engaging All Students]
Advocating for mathematically highly capable students (Primary years)

Presenter: Linda Parish

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD)

4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)

2:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)
Linda Parish

Presenter: Linda Parish
Linda works in early childhood and primary mathematics education at Australian Catholic University (Ballarat Campus). Her research interests are in students who struggle with mathematics, as well as students who show high ability in mathematics.
Adobe Connect Session
Click on the following link to enter the session
Early Years Community event
Teaching Maths Through Problem Solving: Facilitating Student Reasoning
[Early Learning in Mathematics]
Presenter: Louise Hodgson

Wednesday, August 16, 2016

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD)

4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)

2:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)
This session will focus on teacher actions, which promote problem solving and reasoning in early years classrooms. We will workshop some tasks and have opportunities for discussion.
Louise Hodgson
Louise Hodgson
Louise has been a classroom teacher and teacher leader across grades, schools, geographic regions and organisations. Her recent work has included working in schools with primary school teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Louise is currently a fulltime PhD candidate at Monash University. She has been an executive member of the Mathematical Association of Tasmania (MAT) for the past ten years and has presented at a number of conferences and run webinars for AAMT
Connect with Maths.
Adobe Connect Session
Click on the following link to enter the session https://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-160816-hodgson
Connect with Maths Goes to the CMA Conference
CMA Conference
Keep Saturday 20, August 9 in your diaries. Connect with Maths will be conducting two activities from the Canberra Mathematical Association Conference.
Hide and Seek: where is the mathematics in this?
Saturday 20 August 2016
Australian Defence Force Academy
Click here to view more conference details.
Let’s get ready for National Numeracy and Literacy Week
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National Literacy and Numeracy Week is an annual event to raise awareness of the importance of literacy and numeracy skills for all Australian students. Throughout this week schools recognise and celebrate the achievements of parents, teachers, principals, and members of the community who are doing amazing things to help kids develop their literacy and numeracy skills.
ATSIMA Conference
Value us, value our education, value our future
ATSIMA Conference
WHEN: Sunday 30 October – Wednesday 3 November 2016
WHERE: Sandon Point Tent Embassy and the University of Wollongong
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance is currently seeking offers to present at this conference about quality teaching and learning in mathematics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
For more information, go to http://atsimanational.ning.com/events.
Click here to view the flyer.
About Connect with Maths
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Connect with Maths ~ supporting the teaching of Mathematics ONLINE
Connect with Maths project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training through the Mathematics and Science Participation Program.