Using Materials and Games to Teach Vital Maths Concepts
Using materials and games to teach vital maths concepts with Jill Smythe
This course is designed to guide teachers in the use of games and materials to teach important concepts and promote understanding.
The session will investigate place value, fractions, multiplication and division and explore teaching strategies and materials to use which will help with understanding the concepts. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore personal challenges in the use of materials to develop specific maths understandings they confront in their own practice. The workshop will also provide sources for materials.
At the completion of the course participants will:
• Have extended content knowledge of place value, fractions, multiplication and division
• Have knowledge of equipment and activities that support the teaching of important maths concepts
Jill is an experienced practitioner with experience as a classroom teacher in primary and intermediate. She was a maths professional learning and development facilitator for more than 10 years with Team Solutions and a professional teaching fellow at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland. Jill worked with the Ministry of Education on developing the Accelerated Learning in Maths (ALIM). Her expertise is in building pedagogical content knowledge of teachers so they can affect more of a change in the understanding of concepts and learning of their students.