- Teaching fractions
- Teaching graphing
- Developing investigations and assignment
- Appropriate Intervention
- Developing differentiated problems
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.
This webinar takes teachers through a developmental sequence for teaching students from F-7 about graphing. It includes innovative ideas for creating picture graphs from real objects, simple strategies for turning a strip of paper into a pie chart and even information on creating box and whisker plots. There is an emphasis on hands-on strategies, with great topics and simple ideas for investigating.
Developing investigations and assignments
Modelling and problem solving while linked, are quite different skills. In this webinar teachers will learn how to develop purposeful, challenging and authentic tasks, define the task in student-friendly language and develop assessment criteria to use with their tasks. Two news articles on Food Wastage and Social-Media Influencers are used to develop engaging tasks for 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.