The Mathematical Association of Tasmania 

PO Box 5096
UTAS LPO TAS 7005

For more details please contact Louise Hodgson

louise.hodgson@education.tas.gov.au

Professional Learning

Multiplicative Thinking Workshop

Professor Di Siemon from RMIT presented a workshop on mutiplicative thinking on Wednesday March 24th, 2010. Here are links to some of her key papers, of particular relevance to teachers of Grades 4 - 8 and including assessment materials, learning plans, authentic tasks and a resource library:

http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/teachlearn/student/mathscontinuum/snmymultiplicativethinking.pdf

 

Peter Sullivan presented professional learning days in 2013 entitled "The potential of posing more challenging mathematics tasks and ways of supporting students to engage in such tasks"

While most students want to work on more challenging mathematics, there are still some who require substantial support. The workshop explored examples of tasks with low "floors" but high "ceilings" that allow all students to engage with the tasks at some level, but which can be extended productively for those who are ready. A particular lesson structure that supports the work of all students on such tasks was presented and discussed. 

To view his presentation, please click on the link below