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Nicola Petty

Dr Nic’s favourite topic is fractions! Sadly, fractions can be the topic where learners cease to understand and lose their love for mathematics. Teachers can feel daunted by fractions. Becoming proficient and fluent with fractions provides a rock on which to build success in more advanced mathematics.

Research has uncovered factors that make fractions difficult to learn and teach. In this workshop Dr Nic presents the findings and through active participation teachers gain ideas for teaching fractions.

What you'll learn

  • Be able to summarise the research around why fraction operations are difficult to master
  • Better understand the challenges individual learners face in using fractions
  • Gain learning activities and games that develop number sense around fractions

Target audience

All teachers who teach fractions can gain from the insights in this webinar. In particular it is aimed at curriculum levels 3 and 4.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

They need to know their tables!

Number fluency is essential for continuing development in mathematics. Fluency involves conceptual understanding and not just automaticity. The key to fluency is sustained enjoyable practice. In this workshop we will examine what fluency is, with insights from research. We will also explore games and puzzles that develop fluency with multiplication facts.

What you'll learn

  • Have a working definition of procedural fluency
  • Re-examine the relationship between timed testing and fluency
  • Learn puzzles, games and activities that develop fluency

Target audience

This webinar is suited to teachers of Years 5 to 9, who are wanting to develop fluency in their maths learners. It is ideal to watch with a friend so you can try out the activities together.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Your heart races, your mind goes blank, you feel sick – these are symptoms of maths trauma. Upsetting experiences when learning mathematics can cause people to experience symptoms for the rest of their life. One third of primary teachers have been found to have experienced maths trauma – and it is NOT their fault. In this workshop, Dr Nic will explain the symptoms and causes of maths trauma and provide ways for teachers to deal with their own trauma and avoid passing it on to their learners. The single step of recognising and owning your trauma can be pivotal.

What you'll learn

  • You will recognise the symptoms of maths trauma in yourselves and others.
  • You will learn techniques to help overcome the effects of maths trauma.
  • You will know how to reduce potential maths trauma in your learners.

Target Audience

This is especially aimed at primary and intermediate teachers who feel less confident in teaching mathematics as a result of their own experiences with mathematics.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Nicola Petty

Dr Nic’s favourite topic is fractions! Sadly, fractions can be the topic where learners cease to understand and lose their love for mathematics. Teachers can feel daunted by fractions. Becoming proficient and fluent with fractions provides a rock on which to build success in more advanced mathematics.

Research has uncovered factors that make fractions difficult to learn and teach. In this workshop Dr Nic presents the findings and through active participation teachers gain ideas for teaching fractions.

What you'll learn

  • Be able to summarise the research around why fraction operations are difficult to master
  • Better understand the challenges individual learners face in using fractions
  • Gain learning activities and games that develop number sense around fractions

Target audience

All teachers who teach fractions can gain from the insights in this webinar. In particular it is aimed at curriculum levels 3 and 4.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

They need to know their tables!

Number fluency is essential for continuing development in mathematics. Fluency involves conceptual understanding and not just automaticity. The key to fluency is sustained enjoyable practice. In this workshop we will examine what fluency is, with insights from research. We will also explore games and puzzles that develop fluency with multiplication facts.

What you'll learn

  • Have a working definition of procedural fluency
  • Re-examine the relationship between timed testing and fluency
  • Learn puzzles, games and activities that develop fluency

Target audience

This webinar is suited to teachers of Years 5 to 9, who are wanting to develop fluency in their maths learners. It is ideal to watch with a friend so you can try out the activities together.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Your heart races, your mind goes blank, you feel sick – these are symptoms of maths trauma. Upsetting experiences when learning mathematics can cause people to experience symptoms for the rest of their life. One third of primary teachers have been found to have experienced maths trauma – and it is NOT their fault. In this workshop, Dr Nic will explain the symptoms and causes of maths trauma and provide ways for teachers to deal with their own trauma and avoid passing it on to their learners. The single step of recognising and owning your trauma can be pivotal.

What you'll learn

  • You will recognise the symptoms of maths trauma in yourselves and others.
  • You will learn techniques to help overcome the effects of maths trauma.
  • You will know how to reduce potential maths trauma in your learners.

Target Audience

This is especially aimed at primary and intermediate teachers who feel less confident in teaching mathematics as a result of their own experiences with mathematics.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

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