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(5 hours) Solving NAPLAN-style Word Problems
5 hour video professional learning seriesDevelop a whole school approach to solving word problems in mathematics using:
- Polya’s four-step approach to problem solving
- Diagrammatic strategies (e.g. bar model, “Singapore Maths”)
Dr Paul Swan and his colleague Narelle Rice systematically demonstrate how to apply this approach to solving word questions across a range of problem types and year levels. They analyse the mathematics behind the various questions and explain the understanding and reasoning required to solve word problems.Each video in the series comes with sample questions, support posters and documentation so that teachers may try out the suggestions made in their class. School leaders may ask staff to watch a video, try the suggested ideas and report back before watching the next video.
40 page course guide including 11 Posters.
In this video Paul examines the key elements of measurement using length as an example and then applies these key ideas to other aspects of measurement such as area, mass and capacity.
Supporting planning documents are provided to help develop a whole school approach to Measurement. In addition a Milestone document for developing concepts of time is provided as well as time related games.
Practical activities requiring a minimum of materials are used to illustrate key elements of measurement. participants may choose to try all of some of them depending on time constraints.