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What Can You Do With A Pack Of Cards?

[Engaging All Students community]
Presenter: Doug Williams
Monday, February 29, 2016 [Daylight savings]
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (VIC, TAS, NSW)
          4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA)
          3:30pm - 4:30pm (QLD)
          3:00pm - 4:00pm (NT)
          1:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)

What Can You Do With A Pack Of Cards? [Years 4 – 10]

Doug Williams

Quite a lot actually and the purpose of this workshop is to explore a few investigations which can be generated with this easy to obtain concrete material. We will be looking for features likely to encourage learning and evidence of working like a mathematician. The big picture intention is to provide further fuel for the discussion about mathematics being a process of inquiry rather than a collection of skills and, perhaps, you might even ask the question:

What would happen if planning for mathematics education began from investigations that fascinate, captivate and absorb learners rather than from explanations of content?

 

The Presenter

Doug is a story-teller in mathematics education. His role is to work with colleagues to collect and retell stories of success from classrooms. This work involves professional development sessions; working in classrooms to act out stories; and publishing stories, in the main through web sites. The stories are structured around students at all levels learning to work like a mathematician and the teaching craft which encourages that process. He has been sharing these stories for more than two decades. Currently he works as Project Manager for Mathematics Centre and as a partner in the development of Maths300.

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Adobe Connect link to enter the session https://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-160229-williams

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