Bring the Maths Proficiencies to Life

Virtual pattern block manipulatives being used for maths problem solving

How can we build curiosity and confidence for all students in maths? Enter the maths proficiencies! Join us in October as we explore tasks that engage and empower learners and consider the role of all four proficiencies – reasoning, problem solving, fluency and understanding –  for all learners.

About the Presenters

Carmen Brading

Carmen is a Junior School teacher at Ravenswood School for Girls. She is passionate about students engaging deeply in mathematical concepts through the use of rich tasks.

In 2019, Carmen took a deep dive into Maths pedagogy by attending workshops with Jo Boaler at Stanford University and consulting with staff at the American Institute of Mathematics.

Christine Lenghaus

Christine is a secondary school maths teacher who has taught in government and private schools in both regional and metropolitan Victoria. 

Christine’s first experience of Maths Teacher Circles was as Notre Dame University in South Bend IN where she and when she and her teenage daughter had a wonderful week exploring the world of maths. Christine is passionate about having all students feel like heroes in their maths classroom. She is currently teaching in the TAFE sector.

Join like-minded teachers, mathematicians and other maths lovers.

  • Do you enjoy doing and being challenged by maths?
  • Are you after strategies and recommended resources to help students become better problem solvers?
  • Do you want dedicated time to focus and reflect on your teaching practice?
  • Are you keen to build meaningful connections and join a like-minded community?

Then Maths Teacher Circles are for you! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Dates

Join us in October and at other sessions. In each practical and interactive session, we will dive into thought-provoking and accessible maths problems and discuss their implications for classroom practice.

Sessions feature an exciting range of presenters and opportunities to connect with others in a welcoming environment.

See below for information on registering for multiple sessions, the AITSL Professional Standards that are covered and frequently asked questions.

July Session

Theme: Manipulatives and Problem Solving For All Ages
Date: Thu 22 July 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10 Syd/Mel)
Featuring:

  • Jennifer Bowden (@jenbowden33), Mathematics Educational Consultant at the Mathematical Association of Victoria
  • Thanom Shaw, secondary maths teacher at SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Sydney and Girls' Maths Olympiad Team Leader.

Find out more about the July session.

October Session

Theme: Bringing the Maths Proficiencies To Life
Date: Thu 7 October 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Australian Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11 Syd/Mel)
Featuring:

In a different timezone? Convert the session times here.

Keen to attend a session but can't make the time? By registering, you will get access to the session recording after the event plus all session resources so you won't miss out!

Registering For More Than 1 Session

To register for more than 1 session, select and register for one event first. Then, at Checkout, select ‘Buy More Tickets’ – this option will appear in your cart near the total price:

Cost

The registration cost for each event is AU$120.00.

What you will receive at a Maths Teacher Circle session:

  • 2.5 hours of high quality professional learning
  • Resources for each activity you do during the session and a copy of any slides
  • Dedicated time to explore and deepen your understanding of mathematical problem-solving
  • session recording, so you can go back through it again later
  • certificate recognising your professional learning hours and AITSL-aligned standards
  • Time to do and build an understanding of activities that you can use with your students of all backgrounds
  • Opportunity to meet and remain in contact with other educators 
  • Opportunities to discuss and ask questions about classroom practice and mathematical ideas.

By coming back to multiple Maths Teacher Circle sessions, you will:

  • Hear from a range of presenters from different backgrounds, including teachers, mathematicians and learning specialists
  • Make connections between important mathematical ideas
  • Develop and refine your pedagogical practices for delivering problem solving activities and mathematical routines.
  • Implement new ideas in the classroom, reflect and then build on them at subsequent sessions
  • Become part of an ongoing learning community that focusses on understanding and teaching mathematics.

AITSL Professional Standards

AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers addressed in these sessions: 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 2.5, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.4.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to find out more about virtual Maths Teacher Circles sessions, including what you can expect? Check out our frequently asked questions. 

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