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Visual Models and Language in Maths: Number Concepts

Differentiation is an essential tool when teaching K-6 Mathematics. It allows teachers to meet the needs and abilities of all learners in the same classroom. But it can be difficult.
Course Description

In this course Anita will share some simple but effective strategies for differentiating number concepts. Teachers will engage in a range of tasks using ‘plastic-sleeve whiteboards’ with Anita’s classroom-ready inserts for hundred charts and ten frames. While participating in these tasks, Anita will explain how teachers can use these visual models for whole-class instruction so that all students can engage with the content regardless of their current level of understanding. Throughout the workshop, Anita will model how to immerse your students in mathematical language through all parts of a lesson – from the warm-up through to the reflection.

Learning Goals

By the end of the course, participants will:

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Related Elements of Anita Chin’s Primary Mathematics Framework 

The content of this course focuses on layer 1 of Anita’s Framework. More information about the Framework can be found here.

Delivery Model

This course is delivered as an after-school customised workshop at your school for your whole staff. It is suitable for early career teachers, experienced teachers, learning support educators, maths leaders and school leaders.

You can choose either a 2-hour or 3-hour course. If you choose the 3-hour course, Anita will offer practical advice on how to kick-start a consistent whole-school approach to mathematics. This will involve teams reflecting on current practice and agreeing to what they will implement within the next week.

2 hour PD course
Cost: $2000 + travel expenses
Course Code: STVM2010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2
NESA Accredited: up to 4 Feb 2022

Completing Visual Models and Language in Maths: Number Concepts (2 hours) before 4 February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.5.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

3 hour PD course
Cost: $3000 + travel expenses
Course Code: STVM3010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: up to 4 Feb 2022

Completing Visual Models and Language in Maths: Number Concepts (3 hours) before 4 February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.5.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.