The Power of Estimation

Why is estimation pivotal for building mathematical understanding?

Join us in January to uncover great problems that use estimation and explore how these can act as a springboard into other areas of mathematical thinking. We’ll consider how estimation allows us to benchmark ideas, refine our intuition and hone our focus.

What you can expect

At this Maths Teacher Circle session, you will receive:

  • 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
  • A session recording, so you can go back through it again later
  • A 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.

Deepen your learning experience

Registration is available for the MTC22 Annual Pass (includes four sessions) or for individual sessions. By coming back to multiple Maths Teacher Circle sessions, you will:

  • Deepen your mathematics content knowledge and make connections between important ideas and concepts
  • Develop and refine your pedagogical practices for delivering problem solving activities and mathematical routines
  • Hear from presenters of different backgrounds, including teachers, mathematicians and learning specialists
  • Be able to implement new ideas in the classroom, reflect and then build on them at subsequent sessions
  • Become part of an ongoing learning community that focuses on understanding and teaching mathematics.
  • Receive a bonus MTC22 Handbook to guide your learning and implementation of ideas when you register for an Annual Pass.

About 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.

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 mathematical thinkers and 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 January and at other dates throughout 2022. 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 registration cost, registering for multiple sessions, the AITSL Professional Standards that are covered and frequently asked questions.

January Session – The Power of Estimation

Date: Thursday 20 January 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Australian Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11 Syd/Mel)
Presenters:

  • Margarita Breed: primary and secondary maths consultant
  • Andrew Lorimer-Derham: Founder, Think Square

April Session – Questions to Inspire Mathematical Thinking

Date: Thursday 21 April 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10 Syd/Mel)

Find out more about the April session.

July Session – Making and Breaking Conjectures

Date: Thursday 28 July 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10 Syd/Mel)

Find out more about the July session.

October Session – Connecting the Dots: Seeing and representing maths in new ways

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Australian Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11 Syd/Mel)

Find out more about the October session.

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

Registering for the MTC22 Annual Pass will give you access to all four sessions.

To register for 2 or 3 sessions, 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 the MTC22 Annual Pass is $450. This gives you access to all four sessions and includes a bonus handbook to guide your learning and implementation of ideas.

If you would like to register for individual sessions instead, the cost is $120 per session.

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? Check out our frequently asked questions. 

Make A Booking

Purchase the MTC22 Annual Pass

Register for individual sessions

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