ChinUP professional learning events are two-hour after-school workshops, hosted by primary schools across NSW, QLD and the ACT. 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 Tim Waugh
Audience: Classroom teachers, mathematics/numeracy leaders.
Course code: CU12-ROET
NESA PD Hours: 2 hours
Cost: $140 (incl GST) per person
Completing ChinUP K-6: Developing Rich Open-Ended Tasks 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.
In the mathematics classroom, it is through tasks, more than in any other way, that opportunities to learn are made available to the students (Anthony and Walshaw, 2007). This practical, interactive workshop presented by Tim Waugh will explore ways in which teachers can use a variety of images – including photographs from the real world – to:
- create tasks that are challenging and non-routine (rather than procedural, routine and low-challenge)
- create open-ended tasks out of ‘closed’ tasks
- provide opportunities for rich, meaningful mathematics tasks
- make authentic connections between and within syllabus sub-strands to create their own rich, ‘low floor, high ceiling’ mathematical tasks that enable students to demonstrate the depth of their conceptual understanding.
Participants will focus on two important questions to consider when planning and will gain an understanding of how and when to look for opportunities in unexpected places. They are:
- Where is the mathematics?
- What are the opportunities?
Educators will leave the workshop with their own bank of images and tasks and ideas for ‘Where to next?’