4th Annual Primary Mathematics Conference | Developing Mathematical Minds | Saturday 8 August 2020 | Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park
4th Annual Primary Mathematics Conference | Developing Mathematical Minds | Saturday 8 August 2020 | Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park

4th Annual Primary Mathematics Conference: Developing Mathematical Minds

Saturday 8 August 2020, Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park

Conference Program | Saturday 8 August 2020

For the first time ever, we have 15 workshops for you to choose from, delivered over 3 x 75-minute concurrent sessions. Some workshops will even be repeated to make it easier for school teams to access all their choices. Each of our six speakers are presenting two different workshops targeted at specific years and teacher career stages (see the key below the table).

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Need a hard copy of the program? Download the brochure and go to page 4.

TimeEventSpeakerYearCareer stage
8:00 - 8:30amRegistration
8:30 - 8:50 amOpening Address: Developing mathematical mindsAnita ChinK-6ECTEXPMLSL
8:50 - 9:50 amKeynote: You don’t need to differentiate everything – it’s the Big Ideas that make a difference!Di SiemonK-6ECTEXPMLSL
9:50 - 10:00 amHousekeepingKaryn ChinK-6ECTEXPMLSL
10:00 - 10:30 amMorning tea & networking
10:30 - 11:45 amConcurrent Session A
A1 Leading a whole-school approach to developing mathematical minds Anita ChinK-6MLSL
A2 How to build basic fact strategies from conceptual understanding – rather than gimmicks!James BurnettK-2ECTEXPML
A3 Using the Singapore Model Method for problem solving involving the four operationsEmma CampbellY3-6ECTEXPML
A4 Want to embed mathematical thinking? Fractions are the foundationsCalvin IronsY3-6ECTEXPML
A5 Getting young mathematical minds measuringJudy HartnettK-2ECTEXPML
11:45 - 12:00 pmMorning snack
12:00 - 1:15 pmConcurrent Session B
B1 Connecting concepts for all learners: getting the most from your concrete materialsAnita ChinK-6ECTEXPML
B2 Making the most of meaningful models to inspire mathematical thinkingJames BurnettY3-6ECTEXPML
B3 Using the Singapore Model Method for problem solving involving the four operationsEmma CampbellY3-6ECTEXPML
B4 Partitioning – the key to developing fraction knowledge and confidence in budding mathematiciansDi SiemonK-6ECTEXPML
B5 Planning lessons for Y3-6 that develop mathematical mindsJudy HartnettY3-6ECTEXPMLSL
1:15 - 2:00 pmLunch & team reflection
2:00 - 3:15 pmConcurrent Session C
C1 Connecting concepts for all learners: getting the most from your concrete materials Anita ChinK-6ECTEXPML
C2 Partitioning – the key to building fraction knowledge and confidence in budding mathematiciansDi SiemonK-6ECTEXPML
C3 Mathematical English: Understanding language difficulties so students can think like mathematiciansEmma CampbellY3-6ECTEXPML
C4 Developing efficient mental strategies for multiplication and division: from number facts to beyondCalvin IronsY3-6ECTEXPML
C5 Planning lessons for K-2 that develop mathematical mindsJudy HartnettK-2ECTEXPMLSL
3:15 - 3:25 pmPrizes
3:25 - 3:30 pmOptional end of day
3:30 - 4:00 pmQ&A wth speakers - seats limited to 160

Choose the right workshops for your school team

Strategically select your workshops to empower your team with the professional learning most relevant to your school’s needs. Our workshops are designed to cater for specific years (view workshops by Year Level here) and also teacher career stages:

 

  • ECT – early career teachers
  • EXP – experienced teachers
  • ML – maths leaders ie. teachers at any stage of their career who are passionate about maths and committed to transforming it at their school
  • SL – school leaders ie. principals, assistant principals, deputy principals and other executives