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Taste & See
Use the ideas, activities and principles in the Free Tour. Look for any influence they have on your children's learning. Try to establish the environment described in Calculating Changes in Brief. You probably already have calculators and if you don't have Poly Plug you will be able to adapt.
Arrange a short professional development session (~2 hours) so your staff can experience the materials and ideas. This will provide the basis for staff discussion about future involvement.
Alternatively, purchase site membership and/or Working Mathematically with Infants then arrange this workshop to stimulate staff involvement.
For inspiration, read this short story from Boroondara Park Primary School. The staff decided to implement Working Mathematically with Infants and found that working with the children in this new way was an in-house professional development experience in itself.
One Day & Six Day Programs
Programs that support schools to gain full benefit from their Calculating Changes membership are part of the Maths on the Move workshop library. This is accessed through the links below. Please review the possibilities and discuss your needs.
Programs above can be supported and enhanced by Discussion Lesson days.
In a Discussion Lesson our leader:
It is usually possible to organise 3 Discussion Lessons per day, assuming each lesson is 50 minutes with the children, followed by 50 minutes with observing teachers.
- teaches the class for one session while at least 2 teachers observe the children learning
- debriefs with the teachers immediately after the session to draw out and expand on the learning in the session and how it occurred
- challenges the teachers to run the same lesson with another group and organise a reporting back session with each other
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