MATHEMATICS INFORMATION NIGHT
MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
6:00 – 7PM
PRESENTER: DIANNE SIEMON
Dianne Siemon is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at RMIT University (Victoria). She is involved in the preparation of pre-service teachers and the supervision of higher degree students. Di has been responsible for a number of State and Territory-wide numeracy research projects involving Prep (Transition) to Year 9. She is a popular professional development presenter whose interests include the development of the ‘big ideas’ in number, the teaching and learning of mathematics in the middle years, and the use of rich assessment tasks to inform teaching. Di is a past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Mathematical Association of Victoria.
Di will present to parents what they can do at home to support teachers build mental objects for numbers (looking at strategies such as part-part-whole, doubling etc.) She will discuss strategies for mental computation and importance of these, link briefly to ‘algorithms/processes’ and then spend some time unpacking multiplication and strategies for learning number facts based on understanding.
AS THIS IS A FORMAL PRESENTATION WE DO ASK THAT THIS IS AN ADULTONLY EVENT.
CHILDCARE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN THROUGH MANDY AT OHSC.