The Power of Estimation

WHY IS ESTIMATION PIVOTAL FOR BUILDING MATHEMATICAL UNDERSTANDING?

In this recorded session, you will consider why estimation is pivotal for building mathematical understanding.

Uncover great problems that use estimation and explore how these can act as a springboard into other areas of mathematical thinking.

Using hands-on mathematical explorations, you will examine how estimation allows us to benchmark ideas, refine our intuition and hone our focus.

The power of estimation lies at the heart of what is to follow.

HIGH QUALITY PROFESSIONAL LEARNING​

In this 2.5 hour session, you will:

Explore powerful tasks that can be used with all students
Get new insights and see maths in new ways
Examine classroom practice and mathematical ideas
Experience this session at your own pace.

Plus, you will receive:

  • Resources for the classroom
  • A copy of session slides
  • A certificate of completion
MEET THE PRESENTERS
Margarita Breed

Margarita is a numeracy consultant for schools across Australia. She has been a primary teacher, secondary mathematics teacher and a lecturer in teacher education at RMIT University.

Margarita's doctoral research focused on multiplicative thinking and meeting the needs of at-risk Middle Years students in numeracy. This research was part of the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years Research Project, an ARC Linkage project with the Victorian and the Tasmanian Departments of Education.

Margarita will inspire you to think deeply and to form new connections.

Andrew Lorimer-Derham

Andrew helps people enjoy maths, from the most reluctant learner to those who require a meaningful challenge. For the last 8 years, Andrew has been inventing unique games, hands-on activities and rich tasks to engage any mathematician (teachers included).

Andrew’s creative ideas have been featured on LightFM, in The Age, COSMOS magazine, Cricket Australia and Maths Mate.

Andrew will inspire you to see possibilities and think outside the box.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
“It’s the best thing I’ve done professionally this year!”
Erin,
Maths Leader
“It’s an amazing, safe space.”
Stephanie,
Primary teacher and numeracy specialist
“The mix of primary and secondary teachers gives me valuable new perspectives.”
Peter,
Secondary Teacher
SECURE YOUR SPOT
Get a Multi-Session Pass

Save over 10% with a Multi-Session Pass and get access to regular AITSL-aligned sessions throughout the year, including recordings and resources from previous sessions.

 

With the Multi-Session Pass you will:

Alternatively, contact us to access this individual session.

Cost is $80 per person.