This initiative will lead mathematics professional learning for NSW public school teachers and leaders. It will expand the use of evidence-based materials, tools and practices in the teaching of mathematics. This project stream is a cornerstone to the success and long-term viability of other NSW Mathematics Strategy initiatives, designing and leading the professional learning needed for successful implementation.
8. Mathematics professional learning
The NSW Mathematics Strategy Professional Learning team leads mathematics professional learning across K-12 to support the leading, teaching and learning of mathematics. We offer a range of bite-size, short and sustained professional opportunities.
About this initiative
What we are doing
What this will achieve
NSW will experience improvements in teaching quality at primary and secondary school levels, supported by leadership.
Link to outcomes
This initiative contributes to Higher-quality teaching of mathematics in NSW public schools through the specific outcomes:
- Teachers of mathematics use effective practice.
- Teachers of mathematics have improved access to and participate in quality professional learning opportunities for teaching mathematics.
Sustained professional learning
What is sustained professional learning?
The NSW Mathematics Strategy sustained professional learning courses are comprised of self-paced modules which are released over the course of a year. These courses aim to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical content, practices and/or pedagogies, providing time for participants to investigate and respond to these ideas in their context.
In 2023, different sustained professional learning opportunities will include conversations with leading academics in mathematics education.
Becoming Mathematicians: Big Ideas to Start Strong across K-6
Big Ideas to Start Strong across K-6 is designed to enrich teacher understanding of big ideas and core concepts in mathematics from Kindergarten to Year 6 (and beyond). This course replaces the Working with the Big Ideas (3-6) and Starting Strong (K-2) courses that were offered in 2021. The new combined course supports a whole-school approach to the leading, teaching and learning of mathematics.
Register or find out more about Big Ideas to Start Strong across K-6.
Effective Teaching Practices in Mathematics across K-6
Effective Teaching Practices in Mathematics across K-6 explores evidence-based practices to support high quality mathematics teaching from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Register or find out more about Effective Teaching Practices in Mathematics across K-6.
Short course professional learning
What is short course professional learning?
The NSW Mathematics Strategy short professional learning courses are comprised of a few self-paced modules. These courses aim to provide a deeper dive into specific content, practices and pedagogies over a small number of sessions, providing time for participants to investigate and respond to ideas in their context.
Using Number Talks & Number Sense Routines across K-6
Using Number Talks and Number Sense Routines explores different teaching routines in mathematics and how they can be used well to support student learning. The course is designed to build upon and enrich existing teacher knowledge of various teaching routines of mathematics.
Register or find out more about Using Number Talks and Number Sense Routines across K-6.
Bite-size professional learning
What is bite-size professional learning?
The NSW Mathematics Strategy bite-size on-demand professional learning opportunities are short, focused mathematical videos and resources that explore important mathematical concepts from K-8. They are designed to be completed in one session with suggested opportunities for participants to further explore ideas in practice.
Becoming Mathematicians bite-size video series
- Becoming mathematicians: How numbers and fractions work
- Becoming mathematicians: Quantifying collections
- Becoming mathematicians: Exploring patterns
- Becoming mathematicians: Flexible additive thinking
Becoming Mathematicians In Conversation series
- Mathematical challenging tasks (Professor Jannette Bobis)
- Mathematical reasoning (Dr Kristen Tripet)
- Student engagement in mathematics (Associate Professor Catherine Attard)
You can contact the NSW Mathematics Professional Learning team by email: email@example.com