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Mathematics PD for Primary School Teachers and Leaders

Our Professional Development is delivered over seven stand alone days. You can attend one day or all seven, it is up to you. See below for more information about the content covered each day.

Developing a Whole School Approach to Place Value

12th February, 2021

Developing a Whole School Approach to Mental Computation: Addition & Subtraction

12th March, 2021 FULL

26th February NEW SESSION

Developing a Whole School Approach to Problem Solving: Using a Growth Mindset

7th May, 2021

Developing a Whole School Approach to Mental Computation: Multiplication & Division

11th June, 2021

Developing a Whole School Approach to Mental Computation: Fractions & Decimals

6th August, 2021

PLUS, NEW FOR 2021… 

Effective Numeracy Leadership in the Primary School

23rd April, 2021

Teaching Numeracy for Graduate & Early Career Teachers

23rd July, 2021

About Us

In 2017, we started the Simply Maths Professional Development business. In our first year, all 8 sessions sold out and these sessions were extremely well received by teachers and numeracy leaders from all sectors of education: Catholic, Government and Independent. 

We design our Simply Maths PD days to make strong connections between the latest Mathematics Education research and classroom practice. At Simply Maths we believe very strongly in taking a whole school approach to improving mathematics teaching and we use this context to introduce the content areas we focus on. In this way, our PD days are appropriate for F-6 teachers. We ensure that every idea, game and resource we present has been trialled in a school setting-so we know they work! We take great pride in ensuring our sessions are practical and engaging. Participants leave our sessions enthusiastic, and have a multitude of ideas and resources to use immediately when they return to their classroom and school. 

We are extremely passionate about improving the quality of Mathematics Education in schools and would love to share our ideas with teachers and school leaders across Victoria and beyond! We look forward to seeing you at the Simply Maths PD’s! You may also be interested in checking out our latest venture Number Doctors which aims to provide PD for parents and create strong home-school links in maths!


-Dr Ange and Dr Bern

Angela Rogers, PhD

Angela Rogers, PhD

Ange is an experienced primary school teacher who is passionate about teaching Mathematics. In 2014 she completed her PhD in Mathematics Education at RMIT University under Professor Dianne Siemon. Her research looked at the teaching and learning of whole number place value in Years 2-6. Ange loves to work with teachers and schools to improve their mathematics teaching and has worked as a Numeracy Consultant for the Catholic Education Office Melbourne. In 2017 she took up a part-time role as a lecturer in the School of Education at RMIT. She greatly enjoys working with the pre-service teachers to develop their knowledge and passion for teaching Mathematics.

Bern Long, PhD

Bern Long, PhD

Bern is an experienced primary school teacher who has been working as a Mathematics Leader for the past 10 years. In 2017 she completed her PhD in Mathematics Education at Monash University working under Professor Peter Sullivan. Her research looked at the teaching and learning of mental computation, growth mindset, metacognitive strategies and problem solving using an inquiry approach. Using these components Bern designed and implemented a successful intervention program for Years 3 to 6 called “Prepare 2 Learn”. She has also worked as a Numeracy Consultant and Coach for the Catholic Education Office. She is currently the Mathematics Leader at St. Carlo Borromeo Primary School. Bern greatly enjoys working with teachers and students to inspire a love of Mathematics.

Excellent day- very informative from a teaching point of view and great info that can be taken back to staff and students to improve teaching and learning.


Numeracy Leader

Thank you for the interesting and informative day. It is wonderful when we can take activities and knowledge straight back to the classroom and apply it the next day.


Year F/1 Teacher

Practical, knowledgeable and passionate presenters. So easy to listen to! Thanks Ladies!


Numeracy Leader

Great to have the opportunity to trial games/activities and use and evaluate materials. Excellent, confident presentations-great ideas.


Year 2 Teacher

Thanks Bern and Ange. Feel invigorated about Maths in my classroom. Can’t wait for tomorrow


Year 3/4 Teacher

We will be sending more teachers next year! These are wonderful PD’s!


Vice Principal

I have been to all four Simply Maths sessions this year (2017) and it has completely changed the way I teach maths.


Year 4 Teacher

The way you link current  research and practice is amazing. You have tried all these activities/approaches and speak from your experience- fantastic!


Year 5/6 Teacher

To contact us, phone 0404 070 651(Ange) or 0419 522 472(Bern), email info@simplymaths.org or use the form below: