Multiplicative strategies: blended learning


This two-day professional learning focuses on understanding the development of multiplicative thinking and practical ideas for classroom application.

It is designed to help teachers understand where multiplicative strategies are referenced in NSW syllabuses, how the numeracy learning progression provides fine grain detail on the development of multiplicative strategies and plan for differentiated teaching across the curriculum considering student learning needs.

Who should participate?

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

Mode of delivery

Blended learning - a combination of self-paced modules and facilitator-led, live sessions via Microsoft Teams.


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

  • Day 1: Participants investigate where multiplicative strategies are referenced throughout NSW K-10 Mathematics syllabus, unpack research regarding student development of multiplicative thinking including exploring common misconceptions and develop effective pedagogies and diagnostic tasks to support the development of multiplicative strategies.
  • Day 2: Participants consider the significance of mathematical vocabulary to support student understanding of multiplicative thinking and develop an understanding of the role of talk and effective questioning through examination of a repertoire of talk routines for formative assessment and programming.

2024 dates

There are 2 sessions available each term. Enrol in one day 1 AND one day 2 session.

Term 2

  • Day 1 Tuesday 7 May, Day 2 Tuesday 4 June
  • Day 1 Thursday 23 May, Day 2 Thursday 20 June

Term 3

  • Day 1 Monday 29 July, Day 2 Monday 26 August
  • Day 1 Wednesday 7 August , Day 2 Wednesday 4 September

Term 4

  • Day 1 Wednesday 23 October, Day 2 Wednesday 20 November
  • Day 1 Thursday 31 October, Day 2 Thursday 28 November

Dates correct as at 21 March 2024. Some dates may change- refer to MyPL for the latest details.


See MyPL for available dates and times.

Please enrol in day 1 AND a day 2 session.

Register for ‘Multiplicative strategies: Blended learning’ via MyPL (Course code AC00027).

Note: To enrol in this course, participants must first complete the prerequisite 'Leading literacy and numeracy professional learning in my school' (course code NR33689).


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