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Using a 5-part Lesson Structure to Maximise Student Learning Time

Is teaching maths really that different to teaching any other subject? We believe it is. So, what makes a high-quality maths lesson?
Course Description

In this course, Anita will focus on the three pillars of high-quality maths lessons K-6: tasks, tools and talk. She will explain her easy-to-implement 5-part lesson structure which incorporates these three pillars. Participants will experience hands-on tasks as ‘students’ while Anita demonstrates practical classroom strategies to support their implementation as the ‘teacher’, including how teachers can incorporate differentiation and make judgements about their students’ understanding along the way.

Learning Goals

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • understand Anita’s 5-part lesson structure for maths K-6 and the typical timing of the 5 parts of the lesson across a week of teaching
  • understand the different purposes of the lesson warm-up and Anita’s top five strategies for delivering lesson warm-ups
  • have strategies to introduce new maths content using whole-class instruction, as well as strategies to lead the teacher-led practice and student-centred practice parts of maths lessons.
Related Elements of Anita Chin’s Primary Mathematics Framework 

The content of this course focuses on layer 2 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 option there will be more time for discussion and delving deeper into syllabus content. In addition, Anita will assist your staff to develop a consistent whole-school approach to high-quality teaching and learning of maths.

2 hour PD course
Cost: $2000 + travel expenses
Course Code: SULS2010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: up to 4 Feb 2022

Completing Building Effective Classroom Practice: Elements of A High-Quality Maths Lesson (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, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

3 hour PD course
Cost: $3000 + travel expenses
Course Code: SULS3010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: up to 4 Feb 2022

Completing Building Effective Classroom Practice: Elements of A High-Quality Maths Lesson (3 hours) will contribute 3 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.