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A Guide to Mathematics Coaching


Mathematics coaching can be an effective method of changing teacher practice and improving student achievement. But the processes in this book do not just apply to coaches—they are applicable to any mathematics leader.

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Connect with Maths at the MAV Conference

Connect with Maths at the MAV Conference
Latrobe University, Bundoora
Presenters: Community choice
Thursday 1 December, 2016 
Friday 2 December, 2016

Proposed Sessions

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Keynote: Let's Count- Ann Gervasoni
Thursday 1 December, 2016 - 9:00 to 10:15am

Let’s Count is a new Australian program and a social justice response to the fact that educational outcomes for children living in disadvantaged communities is statistically lower than for those living in more advantaged circumstances. Let’s Count was designed to specifically support families to assist their young children learn mathematics and develop positive dispositions to learning. This presentation outlines the Let’s Count Program, family and educator responses and insights about young children’s mathematics learning. For example, the Let’s Count research found that by the end of their preschool year, lots of children had already reached many of the mathematics outcomes described in Level 1 of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The implications of Let’s Count for children’s transition to school, curriculum and teaching in the early years of school will be explored.

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Keynote: Connecting Young Children's Mathematics Learning- Joanne Mulligan
Thursday 1 December, 2016 - 9:00 to 10:15am

This presentation promotes an integrated approach to teaching and learning mathematics. Common underlying features that link mathematical concepts are based on an Awareness of Mathematical Pattern and Structure (AMPS). Spatial reasoning plays an integral role in developing mathematical concepts and processes, and the development of AMPS. Examples drawn from a series of research projects, the Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program, focused on 4 to 8 year olds, will demonstrate how this integrated approach aims to move mathematics teaching and learning beyond basic numeracy to discovering connected mathematical patterns and relationships. The presentation illustrates how the project assesses children’s mathematical development through a Pattern and Structure Assessment (PASA) interview, and exemplifies an innovative pedagogy, the Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (PASMAP) that focuses on connected mathematical ideas.

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What's the Story- Ellen Corovic
C2 - Thursday 1 December, 2016 - 12:20 to 1:20pm
G1 - Friday 2 December, 2016– 11:00am to 12:00pm  

Participants in this professional leaning session will explore a range stories to engage learners. A fabulous collection of picture story books with ideas of how to develop mathematically rich and differentiated lessons will be the focus. In addition the power of developing ‘story shells’ as an additional tool to hook students in will be examined. This will be a hands-on and engaging session.

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Dyscalculia and Low Numeracy, Diagnosis and Intervention- Ann Williams
D-E-1 - Thursday 1 December, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

In the first hour: The definition and causes of dyscalculia. How to ‘spot’ dyscalculia in the classroom and how to differentiate between dyscalculia and ‘common or garden’ Maths difficulties. How it affects a child’s self-belief system, in particular, Maths anxiety. There will be a brief discussion of the genetics and neuroscience underpinning dyscalculia and many resources and useful websites will be given. During the second hour there will be a description of a selection of multisensory concrete materials that the author has successfully used to help all students understand both arithmetical and algebraic concepts. This two hour PD will satisfy VIT requirements for APST 1.6.

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Family Maths - Helen Haralambous
B11 - Thursday 1 December, 2016 - 11:00 to 12:15am
H 9 -  Friday 2 December, 2016 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm

Participants in this session will gain some tips for hosting a Family Maths night at their school. Practical logistical tips, tried and trusted resources and ideas for running a successful event will be explored.