Developing a Whole School Approach to Mental Computation: Multiplication and Division
Friday May 24, 2024
The intention of this PD is to provide an opportunity for classroom teachers to develop an in-depth knowledge of the teaching and learning of multiplication and division from Years F-6. Ideas on how to implement a whole school approach will be explored as well as an investigation into how and when to introduce mental computation strategies. The day will allow teachers to see how multiplicative thinking permeates all mathematics topics. Assessment ideas will be provided and a clear summary of how to support students' as they develop their multiplicative understanding. Teachers will be provided with quality resources and activities to assist their students to develop understanding across the primary school. This PD will be based in current theoretical research, however it is practical and aims to provide teachers with the confidence to teach multiplication and division competently.