ChinUP professional learning events are two-hour after-school workshops, hosted by primary schools across NSW and ACT. ChinUPs 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: UCMD0081
NESA PD Hours: 2 hours
Cost: $140 (incl GST) per person

Course Description

Do your students have a deep understanding of multiplication and division concepts or are they human calculators? Do they value the process (thinking) rather than the product (answer)? When students think multiplicatively, they see an equal sharing structure. This understanding can then be applied to more complex thinking such as using the area model and fraction concepts.

The presenter, Anita Chin will show you how multiplication and division concepts build K-6, rather than being isolated content taught in each grade. For students to be thinkers, we need to revisit prior learning whilst teaching new content every lesson. Doing this can be a challenge as it requires us to know up to 7 years of content knowledge, as well as language development, an awareness of which visual models and equipment to use, all whilst differentiating our whole-class instruction. Is this even possible? Yes it is, and you can!

This hands-on workshop will empower you with tools and strategies to:

  • see how the ‘big ideas’ for multiplication and division progress K-6 by engaging with the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
  • immerse your students in rich mathematical language every day
  • select tasks that are developmentally sequenced to meet the needs of all learners.

Participants will engage with classroom-ready whole-class differentiated tasks K-6, including the use of:

  • student whiteboard insert sleeves BLMs eg dot array, 1cm area grid
  • a range of dice eg. dot, 0-9, double, blank.

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 K-6: Taking a Deep Dive into Multiplicative Thinking 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.

Event Details | Toronto

Date: Thursday 14 March 2019 (Term 1, wk 7)
Venue: Biraban Public School. Beckley St, Toronto, NSW – hall
Parking: Free parking
Online ‘grab & go’ tickets: Close Thursday 7 March 2019 (T1, wk 6)
Just nominate one person to pay for the number of tickets your school needs (on one order), then participants provide their details at the ChinUP event. Easy!