Learning Strategist K-6
Anita Chin Mathematics Consultancy, NSW
Tim Waugh is a practising Teacher Educator with extensive cross-sectoral teaching, leadership and consultative experience in a variety of rural, regional and metropolitan settings. Committed to developing agile problem-solving skills and deep mathematical understanding, Tim has transformed student thinking and teacher practice wherever he has worked.
Tim mentors school leaders, curriculum coordinators and teachers at a classroom and whole school level, leading ground-breaking initiatives which enhance pedagogical practice and student outcomes in mathematics and beyond. Recognised as an educational innovator, Tim has outstanding pedagogical knowledge and is up to date with the latest research. With his finger on the pulse of the ‘big ideas’ in maths, his special interests include learning progressions in Numeracy, Mathematics and STEM and assisting teachers to develop and assess rich, challenging mathematical tasks.
Tim will be speaking on:
Mathematical misconceptions and what to do about them
In this workshop, you will consider a range of great mathematical tasks, anticipate student responses, analyse actual student responses and then consider what the instructional next steps would be. You will gain an insight into what students’ misconceptions reveal about what they know and don’t know. The workshop will also address strategies for how to differentiate instruction and tasks to move all students forward in their mathematical reasoning, thinking and understanding.
Year Level: K-6
Relevant for: Early career teachers & their mentors, experienced teachers, maths leaders, exec & Principals.
Tim will be referencing:
nRich website https://nrich.maths.org by the University of Cambridge. The nRich project offers free problems, articles and tasks for all ages that can help to inspire and engage learners and embed rich tasks into everyday practice.