Additive strategies


This four-day professional learning over two terms designed to help teachers understand where additive strategies are referenced in NSW syllabuses, how the numeracy learning progression provides fine grain detail on the development of additive strategies and plan for differentiated teaching across the curriculum in light of student learning needs with regards to additive strategies.

Who should participate?

Kindergarten to Year 6 teachers and Year 7 and 8 mathematics teachers.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face delivery over four days over two terms with in-between activities.


Participants will understand pedagogies that develop student confidence in using flexible strategies for addition and subtraction and consider classroom applications.

Day 1: Investigation of where additive strategies are referenced throughout NSW syllabuses and considering how to use formative assessment to inform their knowledge of student's current skills.

Day 2: Analysis of diagnostic formative assessment and identify the learning opportunities. Exploring connections between the content identified in NSW syllabuses and the Additive Strategies sub element of the Numeracy learning progression. Exploring the pedagogies that will best support student learning of flexible strategies for addition and subtraction.

Day 3: Exploration of how the progressions can be used to monitor student growth in the progression of learning for additive strategies and how the progressions support differentiation to cater for the diverse needs in classrooms.

Day 4: Consideration of the next steps for learning based on the student growth observed together with planning for how student learning of additive strategies can be incorporated into existing teaching.

Register via MyPL - individual registration required for each day

Day 1: Additive strategies day 1 [Course code RG04857]

Day 2: Additive strategies day 2 [Course code RG04885]

Day 3: Additive strategies day 3 [Course code RG19057]

Day 4: Additive strategies day 4 [Course code RG05084]

Dates and Location

Metropolitan North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Talavera Road Education Office 21-Aug 22-Aug TBA TBA
Ringrose Education Office 28-Aug 29-Aug 18-Sep 14-Nov
Nirimba Education Office 10-Sep 11-Sep 22-Oct 13-Nov

For further information, contact Rosemary Daubney

Metropolitan South

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Arncliffe Education Office 13-Aug 14-Aug 19-Sep 12-Nov
Riverwood Education Office 19-Aug 20-Aug 18-Sep 6-Nov
Strathfield Education Office 21-Aug 22-Aug 6-Sep 13-Nov
Miranda Education Office 26-Aug 27-Aug 23-Nov 20-Nov

For further information, contact Martin Lauricella

Regional North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Moree Education Office 5-Aug 6-Aug TBA TBA
Tuggerah Education Office 8-Aug 15-Aug TBA TBA
Adamstown Education Office 26-Aug 27-Aug 20-Sep 8-Nov
Bolwarra Public School 3-Sep 4-Sep TBA TBA
Adamstown Education Office17-SepTBATBATBA

For further information, contact Davina Bowen

Regional South

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Glenfield Education Office 30-Jul 31-Jul 3-Sep 22-Oct
Campbelltown Education Office 19-Aug 20-Aug 16-Sep 4-Nov
Warilla Education Office 19-Aug 20-Aug 19-Sep 6-Nov
Milton Public School 21-Aug 22-Aug 18-Sep 30-Oct

For further information, contact Renee Gilbert

Rural North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Westlawn Public School 5-Aug 6-Aug 17-Sep 5-Nov
Coffs Harbour Education Office 7-Aug 8-Aug 16-Sep 4-Nov
Muswellbrook Public School 9-Aug 14-Aug TBA TBA
Forster Education Office 13-Aug 14-Aug TBA TBA
Murwillumbah Education Office 13-Aug 14-Aug 18-Sep 6-Nov
Taree High School 15-Aug 16-Aug TBA TBA
Tamworth Education Office 27-Aug 28-Aug TBA TBA
Port Macquarie 5-Sep 6-Sep TBA TBA

For further information, contact Jill Dutton

Rural South and West


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Queanbeyan Education Office 29-Jul 30-Jul TBA TBA
Orange  - Winhanganha Learning Centre 6-Aug 7-Aug TBA TBA
Merimbula Public School 15-Aug 16-Aug TBA TBA
Dubbo - iTeach 21 Arthur Street Campus 28-Aug 29-Aug TBA TBA
Ivanhoe Central School2-Sep3-SepTBATBA
Deniliquin Education Office 10-Sep 11-Sep TBA TBA

For further information, contact Leone Dewhurst

NESA Registered Professional Development

Completing 'Additive Strategies' will contribute 24 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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