Additive strategies

Purpose

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 2 terms with in-between activities

Content

Participants will understand pedagogies that develop student’s 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’s 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.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) may be submitted online.

If you experience any difficulties with the EOI process, please contact: literacy.numeracy@det.nsw.edu.au

Contact

Leader, Professional Learning
literacy.numeracy@det.nsw.edu.au

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