Presented by Anita Chin
ChinUP professional learning events are two-hour after school ‘open’ workshops, hosted by primary schools across NSW and the ACT. ChinUPs are designed for teams of up to eight educators and are open to teachers from any sector and any school. A great ‘top up’ to your professional learning plans!
Audience: Classroom teachers, learning support teachers, casual teachers, mathematics/numeracy leaders, executives.
Course code: CU11-LANGMD
NESA PD hours: 2 hours
Cost: $140 (incl GST) per person
Mathematics is a language that requires knowledge of concepts and skills, and the ability to interpret words, symbols and graphics. However, many students struggle with knowing how to use what they know when faced with unfamiliar problems.
This hands-on workshop presented by Anita Chin will empower educators with tools and strategies for a whole-school approach to using the language of mathematics during whole-class differentiated instruction.
Participants will engage with classroom-ready tasks, tools and talk using:
• scaffolding sheets for students
• curriculum language word walls for teachers
• word cards for teacher instruction and cloze passages for student pair work
• Singapore bar model picture cards and concrete materials to interpret word problem types and operations.
The workshop will focus on four important questions to consider when planning to intentionally embed multiplication and division language in mathematics lessons:
• Where is the language located in the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus?
• What prior and new language is needed for your week of teaching?
• How are particular words used in NAPLAN tests?
• How will evidence of students’ understanding be gathered?
Blackline masters and links to resources provided.
Completing ChinUP The Language Demands of Multiplication & Division Word Problems, K-6 will contribute 2 hours
of 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.