Registrations close: Wednesday 14th November
For teachers of F to Year 6
In this workshop, we explore how to plan and present challenging problem solving tasks that will engage all of your students, from the most reluctant to those who are extremely confident problem solvers. We discuss how classroom problem solving can be easily connected with the wider world, helping to make tasks meaningful and relevant for your students. We also look at the ways in which the cognitive challenge for each individual student can be increased by outlining some simple steps that will help teachers write effective enabling and extending prompts.
Michael Minas has worked in education for 20 years, both in Australia and the United Kingdom. For the past nine years, he has worked in a variety of numeracy leadership positions at Moonee Ponds West Primary School, Williamstown North Primary School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel. These roles have included coaching and mentoring, delivering professional development sessions and regular modelling of high quality maths lessons. In 2018, Michael’s ability to shape learning and success well beyond his classroom was recognised when he won a CHOOSE MATHS Teaching Excellence Award. He presents at conferences around Australia and is also a regular contributor to Prime Number, the Mathematics Association of Victoria’s quarterly journal for primary school educators.