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Getting Kindy and Pre-Primary off to a good start - Mathematics Workshop (North Metro)

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Event description

Join us for a practical "hands-on" Mathematics workshop with the states leading Mathematics specialist, author and highly sought after speaker.

In this session Paul Swan and Narelle Rice will examine the differences between Kindergarten and Pre-primary mathematics in terms of number. A clearly laid out sequence of tasks and games will be shared to illustrate key features of the sequence. The games for the most part will use dice, counters and 2 cm cubes. A new manipulative called 'Bondblocks' will be used in part of the session to show how to move students from simply counting in ones to understanding ideas such as 'larger number' and 'missing number' as included in on entry testing.

Dr Paul Swan is an honorary fellow of the Australian College of Educational Leadership, a life member of the Mathematical Association, award-winning author, highly sought-after speaker and designer of games, programs and materials to support teachers to teach mathematics in an interesting way. He has taught in primary, secondary and tertiary settings and is now a consultant to local, national and international schools. He is a designer of mathematics manipulative materials and support materials for the top manufacturers in the world.

Narelle Rice has been teaching in Perth, Western Australia since she graduated from Edith Cowan University (ECU) in 1997 with first class honours. She began as a generalist primary teacher and after 5 years, switched to become a specialist teacher in mathematics. She has been blessed to teach students from the very early years through to Year 9 in the secondary school, students who really struggle through to those who are mathematically gifted. Narelle has a passion for teaching students who don’t fit the middle, supporting teachers and developing whole school systems. During this time she has also worked in teacher education providing professional learning for the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia and pre-service teacher education at ECU.

AITSL aligned certification will be provided for all participants on completion

How much are tickets? 

Just $15 for Network Teach Members & $40 for Non Members + a small booking fee.

What's included in the SUPER LOW ticket price?

  • Workshop Attendance.
  • AITSL Aligned Certification for all attendees.
  • Light refreshments.

Why are tickets to this event so cheap?

This event is not designed to make a profit. As a not for profit

organisation, we simply seek to provide high quality access to education
based Professional learning opportunities. Network Teach subsidises the
cost of this workshop for the benefit of the WA Education community. 

Where do I park?

Extensive FREE parking is available on site at the venue location and on surrounding streets. 

What should I bring to the event?
We strongly recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and bring a notepad to record key information shared. 

Will the event be catered?
Yes, light refreshments will be provided for the event. 

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Simply email us at with any query you may have and we will provide a response within 24 hours.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A printed ticket is NOT REQUIRED for this event as we will simply check you in upon arrival. 

WHERE IS THE EVENT? The event is located at the Bramston Community Centre - Mattingleys Approach in Burns Beach. 

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