- Introducing tens and ones.
- Teaching adding and subtracting
- Teaching length
- Appropriate Intervention
- Developing differentiated problems
Introducing tens and ones
Place value can be a very difficult concept to understand in early primary. In this webinar teachers will watch videos of children learning about tens and ones, talk about common issues involving Quantity and Partitioning and learn to use physical manipulatives in a way that builds a strong conceptual understanding. Watch out for the great bundling task using your pencils trolley!
Teaching adding and subtracting
This webinar demonstrates how to develop strong conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction from initial partitioning. It addresses common difficulties such as bridging or regrouping and introduces several effective strategies for students who have difficulties with traditional methods. Hands-on materials used include bundling sticks, MAB, pipe cleaners, number lines and tens frames. There is an emphasis on flexible and long-lasting strategies that will still work in high school with negative numbers, fractions and algebra. This webinar also includes a downloadable diagnostic test to use with students.
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
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.