Computational Fluency and Thinking Full Day Professional Learning- Saturday 29 February
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About this product
- Saturday, 29th February
- ORIGO Education Head Office- Unit 1, 209 Leitchs Road, Brendale QLD 4500
- Registration from 9:00
- Sessions run from 9:30-15:00 with light lunch provided
- Price includes attendance for both sessions
Session 1: Computational Thinking is the recognised prerequisite to coding and computer science in general. However, current references to Computational Thinking can be difficult to interpret. This topic is now included in many mathematics curricula and will be part of the new 2021 PISA mathematics assessments. This session will show practical activities involving computational thinking and how it can be incorporated in existing mathematics topics.
Session 2: Simple mathematical models are useful for students to form mind pictures that link to powerful thinking strategies for fact fluency. Additionally, these same thinking strategies can be generalised and extended beyond the number fact range. This session will be hands-on as much as it is minds on. Participants will leave with a range of practical activities and games to use in the classroom.
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About the Presenters:
Dr Calvin Irons has been involved with curriculum development and primary mathematics teaching for over 50 years. Over 39 years at Queensland University of Technology, he taught mathematics to thousands of pre-service primary teachers, wrote hundreds of primary mathematics teaching articles and books for the classroom, and conducted workshops across Australia. From 2015-2018 for Thailand’s Institute for the Promotion of Science and Technology, he wrote PL materials for all of Thailand’s primary school mathematics teachers. Calvin is eager to continue progressing Australian mathematics education.
Peter Stowasser is ORIGO Education’s Lead Author. He has spoken at numerous math education conferences within Australia and internationally, covering a range of topics across all primary year levels. Peter is now midway through his PhD in mathematics education; his doctoral topic is Epistemic Climates in Primary Mathematic Classrooms. Peter joined ORIGO in 2009 where he has contributed to the development of national and international mathematics programs, including the award-winning Stepping Stones program.