3rd Annual Primary Mathematics Conference | Differentiating Maths: How To Do It | Saturday 17 August 2019 | Campbelltown Catholic Club, Sydney
3rd Annual Primary Mathematics Conference | Differentiating Maths: How To Do It | Saturday 17 August 2019 | Campbelltown Catholic Club, Sydney

Conference Program | Saturday 17 August 2019

Now it’s even easier to select the right workshops for your team

Our workshops are designed by year level and career stage, with something for everyone:

  • ECT, M – Early career teachers and their mentors
  • EXP – Experienced teachers
  • L – Maths leaders ie. teachers at any stage of their career who are passionate about maths and committed to transforming it at their school.
  • P – Principals and executives eg. AP, ET, DP.

We encourage you to strategically select your workshops so your team can be empowered with the information most relevant to your school’s needs. Use the break times to discuss how you’ll implement what you’ve learned and come away with a plan. In 2018, some schools even had their school maths plan mapped out by the time they arrived home from the conference. Now that’s impressive!

TimeLocationSessionPresenterYear LevelCareer stage
8:15 – 8:45 amupstairs foyerRegistration and refreshments
8:45 – 9:00 amFitzroy RoomOpening addressAnita ChinK-6
9:00 – 10:00 amFitzroy RoomKeynote: 9 strategies for including all studentsPeter SullivanK-6
10:05 – 11:20 amConcurrent Session A
Fitzroy RoomA1: Leading maths: Must-have tools to build your teachers’ capacity to differentiateAnita ChinK-6EXP, L, P
Macquarie RoomA2: Assessing place value: what do students really understandJudy HartnettY1-3ECT, EXP, L, P
Phillip RoomA3: If we’ve all got the same answer, we must be asking the wrong questionBruce FerringtonY3-6ECT, EXP
Lachlan RoomA4: Making differentiation doable for early career teachers: multiplication and divisionStephanie Salazar & Samantha McCrackenY3-6ECT, M
11:20 – 11:45 amupstairs foyerMorning Tea
11:45 – 1:00 pmConcurrent Session B
Fitzroy RoomB1: From tasks to lessons to sequences: planning for inclusionPeter SullivanY3-6ECT, EXP, L, P
Macquarie RoomB2: Using the Singapore Model Method for problem solving (aka ‘Singapore Bar Model’)Emma CampbellY3-6ECT, EXP, L, P
Phillip RoomB3: Mathematical misconceptions and what to do about themTim WaughK-6ECT, EXP, L, P
Lachlan RoomB4: Making differentiation doable for early career teachers: fractionsStephanie Salazar & Samantha McCrackenY3-6ECT, M
1:00 – 1:35 pmupstairs foyerLunch
1:35 – 2:50 pmConcurrent Session C
Fitzroy RoomC1: What does whole-class differentiated instruction look like?Anita ChinK-6ECT, EXP, L, P
Macquarie RoomC2: Assessing place value: Identifying what students really understandJudy HartnettY4-6ECT, EXP, L, P
Phillip RoomC3: Writing units of work with differentiation in mindEmma CampbellK-6EXP, L, P
Lachlan RoomC4: Pattern – the password to mathematics: Cracking the code with Year 2Bruce FerringtonK-2ECT, EXP
3:00 – 3:20 pmFitzroy RoomPecha Kucha: A whole-school approach to mathsmulti-speakerK-6ECT, EXP, L, P
3:20 – 3:30 pmFitzroy RoomPrizes and close

A whole-school approach to primary mathematics

All conference sessions support The Whole-School Approach to Mathematics K-6 Model which Anita Chin designed and launched with Tim Waugh in 2018. And all workshops will be hands-on so that participants can experience using one resource and/or task for whole-class differentiated instruction, which can also be used across their whole school K-6.

  • Every school attending Anita and Tim’s workshops will receive an A2 poster of The Whole-School Approach Model.
  • Every school attending Anita’s leadership workshop in Session A will also get the opportunity to use one aspect of the Health Check – a tool designed to complement and support The Whole-School Approach Model – to diagnose their school’s strengths and weaknesses.