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Developing Geometric Reasoning in Students in Years 3 - 8 (with Marj Horne)


Students require geometric thinking in order to solve problems in everyday life (and in approximately one third of the NAPLAN Numeracy test!). Adjunct Professor Marj Horne will workshop geometry activities that support student learning of geometric reasoning, focusing on students in Years 3 - 8. She will also present evidence and research findings. The workshop includes morning tea on arrival as well as lunch.


Adjunct Professor Marj Horne

We are very lucky to have Marj Horne presenting to us! A seasoned Mathematics teacher of all year levels (Early Childhood to University), she worked at the Australian Catholic University for 21 years. Marj is currently working on the Reframing Mathematical Futures II project at RMIT. This project looks at the mathematical reasoning required for Algebraic, Geometrical and Statistical thinking in Years 7-10, building on the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years project, which focussed on multiplicative thinking. Marj Is particularly interested in the teaching and learning of algebra and geometry and is currently working on evidence-based learning frameworks for algebraic and geometric reasoning and corresponding teacher advice and activities for targeted teaching of algebra, geometry and measurement.


The workshop will take place at the Professional Learning Institute (Glenorchy) on Saturday 18th November from 9:45am - 3pm. Morning tea will be served on arrival and lunch will also be provided. Registrations close at 4pm on Friday 10th November.

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Cost: $60 (individual MAT/AAMT member), $70 (institutional MAT/AAMT member) or $85 (non member)

Event Organiser: Emily Peterson, MAT Committee Member (