Registrations close: Monday 23rd Aug 5pm
Target audience: Primary Teachers
Abstract: Initially Dr Paul Swan will discuss common predictors that indicate students are likely to experience difficulties in number and ways of preventing or least giving them early attention so that they don’t develop into larger problems later. Later In this session Dr Paul Swan will focus on common issues that come up when teaching mathematics and look at some simple interventions to help ‘cure’ common problems. Note that many of the issues are often language based so elements of the Newman analysis will be shared to determine whether the issue is primarily a language based or a mathematics based issue.
Presenter: Dr Paul Swan
Dr Paul Swan is an award winning author, acclaimed speaker and workshop presenter and developer of games and materials to support students to learn mathematics. He is an Honorary Life member of the Mathematical Association of WA and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian College of Educational Leaders (ACEL). He was awarded his PhD for his work identifying the Computational Choices of upper primary and lower secondary students. As Dr Paul Swan lives in Perth, he will be streamed virtually to this event.
Registration: 3:45 pm
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: This session will be delivered via zoom. If possible, the session will be recorded with audio recording over the presenter’s PowerPoint.