Developing a Whole School Approach to Mental Computation: Addition and Subtraction.
Friday March 1, 2024
This PD provides an opportunity for F-6 classroom teachers to develop an in-depth knowledge of the teaching and learning of addition and subtraction mental computation strategies. The day begins by looking at the underpinnings of number sense- Part Part-Whole and subitising. We then explore a coherent, structured program to follow as you introduce mental computation. Assessment tasks will be provided and analysed to provide guidance on the next 'best steps' at a class and school level. Teachers will be provided with quality resources and activities to assist students to develop their mental computation skills. Research-based evidence will reinforce the importance of students being provided with repeated opportunities to develop a wide range of efficient mental strategies. This PD is very hands-on and highly practical for teachers from F-6. It aims to provide teachers with the confidence to teach addition and subtraction mental computation confidently and competently.