Do you see maths in the world around you, in the everyday activities you enjoy? Mathematics is embedded in our lives, but we don’t always see or recognise it.
Explore the everyday connections between mathematics to nature, sport, architecture and music, and learn how you can leverage these connections to engage your students.
What will you learn through this workshop?
- Explore meaningful ways to connect mathematics to the real world.
- Identify and link current theories to classroom pedagogy.
- Collaborate with other teachers to find solutions for your classroom numeracy issues.
On completion of this workshop you will receive a certificate which can be used as evidence of your professional learning.
Register for one of these sessions
Presented by Dr Audrey Cooke
Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Building 501, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
Morning tea will be provided.
About your presenter
Dr Audrey Cooke has worked with pre-service teachers since 2007. Initially teaching in many areas of the curriculum, it was on joining the mathematics education team that she was excited to find colleagues who shared her passion for this topic.
Her work and research promotes an extended interpretation of numeracy; one which reflects her belief that competence involves the application of skills, personal confidence, comfort and a willingness to ‘have-a-go’.
Watch the video below for a taste of what the workshop will involve.