ChinUP professional learning events are two-hour after-school workshops, hosted by primary schools across NSW. They are designed for teams of up to 8 educators and are open to anyone, from any sector and any school. Individuals and casual teachers are also very welcome to attend.
Presented by Anita Chin
Audience: Early career teachers, experienced teachers, Mathematics/Numeracy leaders.
Course code: UCPV0023
NESA PD Hours: 2 hours
Cost: $140 (incl GST) per person
Do your students have a deep understanding of whole numbers (K-6) and decimal numbers (Yrs 4-6)? Are they part-part-whole thinkers or do they just move digits from column to column? When students see the ten-ness structure, this understanding can then be applied to more complex thinking in later grades such as ratio and proportional reasoning.
The presenter, Anita Chin will help you find a balance between concrete materials, visual models and formal written recordings by using basic concrete materials that you can pick up and run with. You will experience and understand how whole-class differentiated instruction is doable.
This hands-on workshop will empower you with strategies to:
- simplify and streamline your equipment and other teaching tools
- create good worksheets that can be adapted to all grade levels
- use the one resource for whole-class differentiated instruction.
Anita will demonstrate how key concrete materials can be easily and effectively used in the Yrs 3-6 classroom, including: place value arrows, place value dice, base-10 materials. Participants will engage with a developmental sequence of classroom-ready whole-class tasks which make the maths visible. Fun will be had with the following activities:
- card matching activity ‘Representations’
- pencil and paper activity sheet ‘Make 100, 1000, 10, 1’
- the use of a range of hundreds charts (1 to 100, 0.1 to 10, 0.01 to 1, -49 to 50) with whiteboard insert sleeves, ‘Missing Numbers’ worksheets, ‘Hundreds Chart Jigsaws’, and ‘Window Spin’.
Blackline masters and an e-folder of resources provided.
What to bring
- a hard copy of the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum (the ‘orange book’)
- post-it notes
- yellow highlighter
- your 6-digit NESA number.
Completing ChinUP Y3-6: Teaching Place Value with Concrete Materials will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.5.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.