Certificate of Middle Years Mathematics Education
Saturday 9 February 2008
+ Wednesday evenings 13, 20, 27 February & 5, 12, 19 March
“[I] have found the practical possibilities fantastic and have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the discussion generated.”
Maths Certificate Participant 2007
The Certificate of Middle Years Mathematics Education aims to support primary and secondary school teachers in the implementation of the Mathematics K-6 Syllabus and the Mathematics Years 7-10 Syllabus and to develop teachers’ knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning of mathematics with a focus on Years 5 to 8.
The program is composed of a full-day conference, followed by six evening seminars that focus on particular aspects of the new syllabi. Participants may choose to attend the conference alone, and / or any or all of the six seminars.
Each seminar will blend theory and practice and will include a summary of relevant research as well as syllabus implementation advice. Participants will be provided with readings for each seminar, and will be encouraged to reflect on their practice throughout the program.
Issues in middle schooling will be explored including engagement and motivation, transition, assessment and reporting, problem solving, technology, catering for diverse learning needs, and numeracy across the curriculum. There will also be a focus on content areas which have been identified as presenting a particular challenge to students, e.g, fractions and decimals, patterns and algebra, and chance and probability.
Academic Coordinator: Dr Judy Anderson
|Saturday 9 February 2008 Conference|
|9am||Engagement and motivation|
|10am||Transition from primary to secondary school|
|11:30am||Catering for the full range of students in the middle-years classroom|
|12:30pm||Group discussions: Identifying issues in practice with implications for assessment and reporting|
|2pm||Panel Session: Sharing experiences and planning for change|
|2:45pm||Developing new approaches with new technologies|
|Wednesday evening workshops 4:307:30pm|
|13 Feb||Place value: Applying mental strategies|
|20 Feb||Patterns and algebra: Using concrete materials|
|27 Feb||Chance and probability: Focusing in real experiences|
|5 Mar||Fractions and decimals: Making connections|
|12 Mar||Technology: Developing problem-solving approaches|
|19 Mar||Assessment and reporting: Consistency in teacher judgment|
Download (pdf, 373kB) the enrolment form.
This form contains a full fee schedule and details on how to enrol. If you have any difficulties please email .
Participants may choose to attend the conference alone, and or any or all of the six seminars.
However, to receive the Certificate of Middle Years Mathematics Education, attendance at the conference, all six evening seminars and active participation is required.
Completion of the full Certificate program and the successful submission of a Reflective Writing Task and a Professional Project Plan to implement and evaluate aspects of the Certificate may be credited as one Unit of Study towards the Faculty's Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Education degrees. Please discuss this further with the Academic Coordinator, Dr Judy Anderson if you are interested.
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