A whole-school approach to primary mathematics

With more than 25 years’ experience in Mathematics education K-12, in various roles and settings, Anita has learnt that taking a whole-school approach is the first step towards high-quality mathematics teaching and learning in Australian primary schools. Because of this, everything Anita does is aimed at helping schools develop a consistent whole-school approach. 

The Whole-School Approach Model

The Whole-School Approach Model represents a synthesis of elements drawn from research and teaching and leadership experience in Australian primary schools; all known to create an effective approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The authors, Tim Waugh and Anita Chin believe a whole-school approach to mathematics is the essential ingredient in transforming the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools.

The model brings together all the pieces of the puzzle required to achieve consistent and sustainable high-quality teaching and learning of mathematics. It contains two layers: the outer orange circle demonstrating the 9 elements of ‘Culture and Beliefs’ and the inner circle demonstrating 8 elements of the ‘Behaviours and Practices’ exhibited in classrooms as evidence of the school culture and beliefs.

Your whole-school primary mathematics journey

A whole-school approach to mathematics that empowers both teachers and leaders with the language, tools, strategies and pedagogical content knowledge required to deliver high-quality teaching and learning of mathematics within the classroom. Tailored to each school’s context, culture and needs, this journey combines hands-on learning with exploration of the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, staff training, parent education, face-to-face and online learning. All training is NESA Registered PD towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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