Annual Primary Mathematics Conference

Assessment: It’s a whole-school approach

Saturday 10th March 2018

The Epping Club, Sydney

Tim Waugh

Learning Strategist K-6
Anita Chin Mathematics Consultancy


Tim Waugh is a practising Teacher Educator with extensive teaching, leadership and consultative experience. He has transformed student thinking and teacher practice wherever he has worked.

Tim is committed to developing agile problem-solving skills and deep mathematical understanding.

Tim’s superpower is transforming classrooms into high-energy learning environments where a love of mathematics is nurtured and developed. With his finger on the pulse of the ‘big ideas’ in maths, he has a special interest in learning progressions in Numeracy, Mathematics and STEM, and assisting teachers to develop rich, challenging mathematical tasks.

Tim will be speaking on:

Developing rich open-ended tasks, K-6

In the mathematics classroom, it is through tasks, more than in any other way, that opportunities to learn are made available to the students (Anthony and Walshaw, 2007). These interactive workshops will explore ways in which teachers can use images and visuals to make authentic connections between and within syllabus sub-strands to create their own rich, ‘low floor, high ceiling’ mathematical tasks that enable students to demonstrate the depth of their conceptual understanding. Participants will leave with their own bank of images and tasks and ideas for ‘Where to next?’


SESSION A1  Developing rich open-ended tasks, Y3-6
SESSION C2  Developing rich open-ended tasks, K-2

Tim will be referencing:

Tim recommends:

youcubed website directed by Jo Boaler. Jo is the co-founder of youcubed and Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University. She is the author of nine books and numerous research articles.

nRich website by the University of Cambridge. The nRich project offers free problems, articles and tasks for all ages that can help to inspire and engage learners and embed rich tasks into everyday practice.