Annual Primary Mathematics Conference

Assessment: It’s a whole-school approach

Saturday 10th March 2018

The Epping Club, Sydney

Karen McDaid

Numeracy Advisor and lecturer in Mathematics Education
Western Sydney University


Karen McDaid is a teacher in mathematics education and an academic at Western Sydney University, where her research examines Primary Preservice Teachers’ attitudes and self-efficacy in and towards mathematics.

She is a passionate advocate for both primary and secondary mathematics education and is often called upon to present workshops for systems, schools for teachers.

Karen has been on the executive committee of the Mathematics Association of NSW (MANSW) and the Primary association for Mathematics since 2002. She was the Secretary of the association between 2006 and 2014 and is the current Vice President. Karen’s other roles include the current NSW representative on the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Council (AAMT).

Karen will be speaking on:

Mathematics investigations for assessment in Yrs 3-6

Mathematical investigations are often used for project based learning, but are rarely used as a form of assessment. This hands-on workshop aims to provide participants with ready-to-use activities that incorporate a variety of concepts, reinforce connections between school mathematics and ‘real-life’ mathematics and show how the working mathematically processes and stage outcomes can be assessed. Participants will have opportunities to explore and problem solve using open-ended investigations where answers are not readily discernible.



SESSION B1  Mathematics investigations for assessment in Yrs 3-6
SESSION C3  Mathematics investigations for assessment in Yrs 3-6 (repeat)  



Karen will be referencing: