Mathematics PD for Primary School TeachersOur Professional Development is delivered over six stand alone days. You can attend one day or all six, it is up to you. See below for more information about the content covered on each day.
Developing a whole school approach to… PLACE VALUE
14th Feb, 2020
Developing a whole school approach to… MENTAL COMPUTATION: ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION
20th March, 2020
Developing a whole school approach to… PROBLEM SOLVING:USING A GROWTH MINDSET
1st May, 2020
Developing a whole school approach to… MENTAL COMPUTATION: MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION
19th June, 2020
Developing a whole school approach to…FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS
31st July, 2020
Developing a whole school approach to…CODING IN MATHEMATICS
Not available in 2020
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
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 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.Rhiannon
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.Karen
Practical, knowledgeable and passionate presenters. So easy to listen to! Thanks Ladies!Clare
Great to have the opportunity to trial games/activities and use and evaluate materials. Excellent, confident presentations-great ideas.Mary
Thanks Bern and Ange. Feel invigorated about Maths in my classroom. Can’t wait for tomorrowMaryanne
We will be sending more teachers next year! These are wonderful PD’s!Colleen
I have been to all four Simply Maths sessions this year(2017) and it has completely changed the way I teach maths.Ari
The way you link current research and practice is amazing. You have tried all these activities/approaches and speak from your experience- fantastic!Matt