The Number Talks Network: Addition
'Number talks are the perfect start to any maths class. They are like no other teaching method I know. Many important maths activities require a lot of planning and an hour of teaching time, but Number Talks are different. In a very short span of time, teachers can provide students with some of the greatest opportunities - they can:
- change their view of mathematics
- teach them number sense
- help them develop mental maths skills, and, at the same time,
- engage them in creative, open mathematics.'
- Jo Boaler
This event is for:
Primary classroom educators who are:
- new to number talks and want to learn more
- think they are using number talks but aren't sure because of all the variations around!
- already using number talks and want to refine their practice
Together we will:
- distinguish the classic number talk from other talk routines involving number
- observe number talks that focus on addition, in action
- consider what makes an addition strategy 'efficient'
- reflect on teacher moves and how they may help and hinder learning in number talks
Date & Time:
Thu 16th Mar 2023, 4:00pm AEDT; 3:00pm AEST; 3:30pm ACDT; 1:00pm AWST; 6:00pm NZDT
Cost to attend:
Ticket prices range from $5 to $20. Pay what you can and know that all ticket proceeds go toward running costs for keeping mathsplay.org active and growing.
Alex identifies as a 'formerly maths-anxious student and teacher' and is passionate about sharing teaching approaches that not only transformed her teaching, but her own relationship with mathematics. She is the founder of Maths Play, a global education research project working to better understand play, and leverage these understandings to create positive maths experiences for learners. She works collaboratively with teachers via a school pilot program, mentors pre-service and graduate teachers, and works with various organisations and schools.
Professional Learning Standards:
Teachers may be able to count this session as a professional learning hour. This will depend on the regulations of the institution you are registered with.
Relevant AITSL standards:
- 1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
- 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
- 2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies
- 3.3 Use teaching strategies
- 3.5 Use effective classroom communication
- 3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
- 4.1 Support student participation
- 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
- 7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities