- Teaching length
- Teaching multiplication and division
- Teaching Fractions
- Appropriate Intervention
- Developing differentiated problems
This webinar takes primary teachers through a developmental sequence for teaching length from pre-primary to Year 6, including discussing:
- Introduction of non-standard units from direct and indirect comparison
- Development of the need for standard units
- Development of relationship between cm, m, mm, km and conversions between them
- Common misconceptions and how to address them at each stage
- Showcasing an investigation on height
Teaching multiplication and division
This webinar is suitable for teachers from Years 3-9. It focuses on using arrays to develop multiplicative thinking. It includes information on developing efficient strategies for multiplying multi-digit numbers and explains links between these strategies and later development of algebraic multiplication. It also demonstrates the commutative and distributive properties of multiplication using arrays. Teachers also have an opportunity to view videos of Year 6 students showing common misconceptions with multiplication and to discuss what they find. This webinar also includes a downloadable diagnostic test to use with students.
This webinar looks in detail at 7 important understandings underpinning fractions and decimals. It shares videos showing students with common misconceptions in fractions, and provides an opportunity for discussion on the patterns and trends before detailing strategies for addressing the issues. The webinar includes strategies for operating with fractions, understanding fractions as numbers, understanding fractions as a position on a number line as well as the more common area models. This webinar also includes a downloadable diagnostic test to use with students.
Often students who are most at-risk are given intervention that stops them accessing what we would all consider as great maths. In this webinar, teachers will consider:
- models that are commonly used but are ineffective (what to reconsider)
- quick strategies to implement for an immediate boost in results (easy, cheap and high-impact)
- conceptual change approaches for lasting gains
- issues at the school, teacher and student level
- collecting and tracking only data that is purposeful
Developing differentiated problems and extending the upper two bands
Differentiation can be very difficult to manage. In this highly-practical webinar teachers will learn how to differentiate without going crazy. Important elements include planning for multiple levels, keys for adding challenge to an existing problem, how to help struggling students without decreasing the challenge and tips for managing a class with many different levels.