Annual Primary Mathematics Conference
Assessment: It’s a whole-school approach
Saturday 10th March 2018
The Epping Club, Sydney
Dr Judy Hartnett
Mathematics Education Consultant
Making Maths Reason-able
Judy is a Maths education consultant based in Brisbane who has worked as a university lecturer and education officer supporting schools in State and Catholic schools.
She believes that students need to be challenged to do more thinking and reasoning as part of their learning in Mathematics.
Judy will be speaking on:
Assessing understanding using inquiry tasks, K-6
Inquiry tasks are an engaging way to teach Maths. Inquiry tasks can make great assessment opportunities when the teacher has an idea of what maths the students are likely to be using. These workshops will each investigate two Thinking Cap inquiries that investigate understandings about fractions that make a whole and concepts related to telling the time. Participants will be guided to predict the mathematics likely to be demonstrated from each task and will then review actual student responses to the tasks to identify mathematical understandings. Teachers will be encouraged to discuss what learning they can see in the student work samples and think about how the tasks could be used in their own classrooms.