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Date:    Friday 22 September 2017
Venue:    The Mathematical Association of Victoria, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick
Time:    9:00am – 3:00pm
Who should attend:   Teachers of Years 2 - 6

Some people say that you either are or are not born with spatial sense. This simply is not true! Meaningful experiences with shape and spatial relationships, when provided consistently over time, can and do, develop spatial sense. Good teachers of geometry provide problems that assist students to investigate properties of shapes whilst developing critical thinking and spatial reasoning. Professor Simone Reinhold, Dr Sharyn Livy and Dr Ann Downton will explore these ideas as part of a full day workshop for primary teachers.

Participants will:

  • Explore ways to engage students in geometric reasoning
  • Illustrate approaches that are used to develop students’ imagery and visualisation skills

Simone an expert in the field of geometry is a visiting scholar from the University of Leipzig, Germany. Sharyn and Ann are both lecturers from Monash University and will also share their research and classroom experiences of using challenging tasks related to geometric reasoning. Simone will engage participants by exploring current primary mathematics teaching and learning relating to geometric conceptual knowledge, spatial structuring and geometric reasoning. During the workshop participants will engage in a selection of tasks related to paper folding, drawing, constructing, tiling, and use of mirrors. Discussion will include links to the Victorian Curriculum, mathematics, and ways to adapt tasks to provide opportunities for all students to engage in rich mathematical experiences.

Simone ReinholdProfessor Simone Reinhold

Professor Simone Reinhold is the Dean of the Institute of Primary Teaching Mathematics in the Faculty of Education at the University of Leipzig, Germany. Simone’s research focus is in the development of current mathematics teaching concepts and insights for teaching children of primary school age; mainly comprising geometry, dealing with geometrical concept knowledge, spatial structuring, and mental rotation.

Simone is project leader of three current research projects, one relating to young children’s (4 to 6 years old) exploration of three-dimensional cubes; another relating to geometric conceptual understanding of children (8-12 years old) associated with cubes and blocks in constructive work environments; and the third relating to the diagnostic competence and strategies of pre-service teachers.

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MAV and The University of Melbourne Melbourne Graduate School of Education

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For mathematics education leaders   For primary school teachers
Friday 23 June, 2017   Saturday 24 June, 2017
Mathematics leaders and those with an interest in mathematics education leadership within primary schools including Principals, Deputy Principals, Numeracy Leaders, Academics, Vic DET, VCAA and others.   All primary teachers across Victoria are invited to attend this day focused on teaching and learning mathematics in the primary classroom.

This conference was a truly collaborative event hosted at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne and included high-quality presenters and a variety of session options. Participants learnt from leaders with practical and educational research experience, from The Mathematical Association of Victoria and Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Mathematics Education Group.

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For mathematics education leaders. Friday 23 June 2017. Click for details

The conference explored what mathematics leadership looks like, including the big issues to be faced in order to improve mathematics outcomes. Sessions enriched participants' understanding of leadership and provided practical advice to implement change in their own school context with a focus on the proficiencies.

Session Presenters Title
Keynote A
9am–10am
Professor David Clarke Promoting mathematics proficiencies through classroom talk

Sponsored by   Essential Assessment

Workshop rotation 1
10am–11am
Jen Bowden and Jen Briggs B1: Collaborative maths leadership
  Ellen Corovic B2: Making mathematical connections
  Derek Holton B3: Inquiry mathematics - Nell’s and Norm’s numbers
  Carmel Mesiti and Amanda Reed B4: Making the most of rich mathematical tasks
  Cath Pearn B5: Non-routine fraction tasks reveal and develop students’ mathematical understanding and reasoning
  Dan Jazby B6: The M in STEM? Practical use of STEM to teach mathematical problem solving
  Sara McKee B7: Resources to support the proficiency strands
Morning tea and networking: 11am–11.30am
Keynote C
11.30am–12.30pm
Associate Professor Robyn Pierce RME, the resolve project and mathematics by inquiry
Workshop rotation 2
12.30pm–1.30pm
Jen Bowden and Jen Briggs D1: Collaborative maths leadership
  Ellen Corovic D2: Making mathematical connections
  Derek Holton D3: Inquiry mathematics - strange balances
  Carmel Mesiti and Amanda Reed D4: Making the most of rich mathematical tasks
  Cath Pearn D5: Non-routine fraction tasks reveal and develop students’ mathematical understanding and reasoning
  Dan Jazby D6: The M in STEM? Practical use of STEM to teach mathematical problem solving
  Duncan Symons D7: Inquiry mathematics (ReSolve)
Lunch and networking: 1.30pm–2.30pm
Workshop rotation 3
2.30pm–3.30pm
Duncan Symons E1: Inquiry mathematics (ReSolve)
  Sara McKee E2: Resources to support the proficiency strands
  Natasha Ziebell E3: Enacting the curriculum (problem solving and reasoning)
  Roger Wander E4: Sensible use of Geogebra©technology in primary mathematics classrooms
  Max Stephens E5: Highlighting the proficiencies as seen in Japanese lesson study
  Kate Copping E6: Planning for the proficiencies
Keynote F
3.30pm–4.30pm
Associate Professor Wee Tiong Seah OK, we need to do better, but how?
G: Plenary - Panel discussion: 4.30pm–5pm
H: Drinks, nibbles and networking: 5pm–5.30pm

For primary school teachers. Saturday 24 June, 2017. Click for details

Join us to explore mathematics education, teaching and learning, with a focus on the proficiencies. This practical day will leave you with many ideas to try out back in the classroom. This is also an opportunity to make connections and network with other primary teachers.

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Session Presenters Title
Keynote A
9am–10am
Ryan Dunn Teaching (and learning) reasoning in mathematics
Workshop rotation 1
10am–11am
Jen Bowden B1: Using picture books to inspire a working mathematically approach
  Ellen Corovic and Cathy Epstein B2: Let’s get started! Using games to engage students
  Cath Pearn B3: Performing rules and procedures can lead to misconceptions: How important is mathematical reasoning?
  Caroline Cohrssen and Mary Holwell B4: The role of the teacher in supporting reasoning and problem solving from early childhood
  Natasha Ziebell B5: Enacting the curriculum (problem solving and reasoning)
  Dan Jazby B6: The M in STEM? Practical use of STEM to teach mathematical problem solving
  Sara McKee B7: Resources to support the proficiency strands
Morning tea and networking: 11am–11.30am
Keynote C
11.30am–12.30pm
Jen Bowden and Ellen Corovic Being a professional maths teacher – pedagogy, planning and practice
Workshop rotation 2
12.30pm–1.30pm
Ryan Dunn D1: Using language/ skillful questioning to promote reasoning
  Caroline Cohrssen and Mary Holwell D2: The role of the teacher in supporting reasoning and problem solving from early childhood
  Dan Jazby D3: The M in STEM? Practical use of STEM to teach mathematical problem solving
  Cath Pearn D4: Performing rules and procedures can lead to misconceptions: How important is mathematical reasoning?
  Jen Bowden D5: Using picture books to inspire a working mathematically approach
  Cathy Epstein D6: Let’s get started! Using games to engage students
  Natasha Ziebell D7: Enacting the curriculum (problem solving and reasoning)
Lunch and networking: 1.30pm–2.30pm
Workshop rotation 3
2.30pm–3.30pm
Ryan Dunn E1: Using language/skillful questioning to promote reasoning
  Sara McKee E2: Resources to support the proficiency strands
  Dan Jazby E3: The M in STEM? Promoting problem solving and reasoning
  Kate Copping E4: Planning for the proficiencies
  Roger Wander E5: Sensible use of Geogebra© technology in primary mathematics classrooms
  Derek Holton E6: Inquiry mathematics – strange balances
Keynote F
3.30pm–4.30pm
Dr Max Stephens Algorithmics in the Victorian Curriculum:
An entry point into reasoning and problem solving

Sponsored by   mathspace

G: Plenary - Panel discussion: 4.30pm–5pm
H: Drinks, nibbles and networking: 5pm–5.30pm


The 2017 event was very successful and is now closed. We hope to bring you a similar event in 2018.  For information about this event office@mav.vic.edu.au.

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Exhibitors

  ACEREssential Assessment

Firefly EducationMathograph Australia

MATHSPACEORIGO

sQuizyaVictorian Teachers Mutual Bank

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Our Professional Learning events are open to members and non-members.

You can view current Professional Learning offerings, and register here.

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3Ps

Experienced MAV Education Consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years. Support for both primary and secondary schools is tailored to individual needs.

The MAV 3P’s approach underpins our consulting, focusing on Pedagogy, Planning and Practice to lead change in teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. We work from school leadership down to individual teachers, and support everything in between.

Contact us for more information:

Secondary: Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au M: 0437 752 300
Primary: Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au M: 0449 986 254

Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

This may entail:

  • coaching,
  • modeled mathematics teaching,
  • whole staff professional learning meetings,
  • supporting professional learning teams, or
  • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

MAV Education consultants can visit your school weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

IMG 2625We can explore

  • Organising a differentiated classroom
  • Resourcing the Victorian Curriculum
  • Effective use of technology and Apps
  • Focus on specific content areas (ie teaching fractions, geometry etc)
  • Practical activities for building the Victorian Curriclum proficiencies
  • Victorian Curriculum and reporting
  • Teach Maths for Understanding
  • Mathematics and the inquiry classroom
  • Building teachers’ mathematics teaching capacity
  • Using student data to achieve sustainable improvement
  • Engagement in the classroom
  • Assessment for learning
  • How students learn mathematics
  • Errors and misconceptions in mathematics learning

If you are interested in discussing your schools mathematical learning needs, please contact:

Secondary: Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au M: 0437 752 300
Primary: Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au M: 0449 986 254

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