- Allows access for this Course for 12 months. Watch and re-watch to your hearts content.
Solving “NAPLAN-style” Word Problems
5 hour video professional learning series
Develop 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.