27 Apr 2018

NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group Conference

  • NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group Conference

    The NumberSense Mathematics Programme provides an innovative approach to teaching mathematics in the early years.

    The programme provides comprehensive curriculum coverage. Popular in classrooms, the programme has been adopted by a wide range of teachers and schools across the country, as well as a variety of organisations who incorporate the programme materials in their social responsibility outreach activities.

    The 2018 NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group Conference will be a gathering of NumberSense Programme users (teachers, parents and others) sharing experiences, networking and learning about product developments. The conference, hosted in an inspiring setting, will support users to maximise the potential of the NumberSense Mathematics Programme in their work.

    25 and 26 May 2018. The Avenue in conjunction with Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town

    FRIDAY 25 May 2018:

    09:00 Pre-conference demonstration lessons

    Do you teach mathematics in the primary school? You are invited!

    An exciting feature of the conference is a Pre-Conference session from 9 am to midday on the morning of 25 May. During this session we will be conducting mathematics demonstration lessons to convey the methodology of the NumberSense Mathematics Programme. In particular, we will conduct a Grade 3 and Grade 5 mathematics lesson which will illustrate the classroom management approach used in the implementation of the NumberSense Mathematics Programme.

    The NumberSense Mathematics Programme is well aligned with the South African mathematics curriculum, and is currently used in a large number of schools across the province, and throughout South Africa.
    We would like to extend an invitation to teachers teaching mathematics in the early grades, as well as other interested parties, to attend this Pre-Conference session at no charge. Please inform us of your intention to attend by emailing conference@NumberSense.co.za – before Tuesday, 22 May 2018.

    Pre-Conference Programme:

    09.00 – 09.30: Welcome and Introduction (morning tea will be served)
    09.30 – 11.00: Grade 3 demonstration lesson (Rosmead Primary)
    11.00 – 12.30: Grade 5 demonstration lesson (St Cyprians Primary)
    12:30 Registration and lunch on arrival at the Avenue
    14:00 Opening of conference
    14:30 Plenary presentation; the NumberSense Mathematics Programme; developments and news from the field
    15:30 Break away workshop session* facilitated by coaches from Brombacher and Associates and NumberSense teachers
    17:00 Networking session
    18:00 Evening entertainment

    SATURDAY 26 May 2018:

    08:30 Tea and coffee
    09:00 Plenary presentation: insights and experiences
    10:30 Tea
    11:00 Break away workshop session* facilitated by coaches from Brombacher and Associates and selected NumberSense teachers
    12:30 Lunch
    13:30 Break away workshop session* facilitated by coaches from Brombacher and Associates and NumberSense teacher
    15:00 Closing session and departure*

    TOPICS TO INCLUDE:

    • The NumberSense Mathematics Programme: a comprehensive mathematics solution (Gr R-7)
    • NumberSense Companion: Geometry (separate Foundation and Intermediate Phase sessions)
    • NumberSense Companion: Measurement (separate Foundation and Intermediate Phase sessions)
    • Introducing negative numbers the NumberSense way (Intermediate Phase)
    • Introducing multiplication of fractions the NumberSense way (Intermediate Phase)
    • How I manage my NumberSense classroom: teachers’ experiences
    • How I teach mathematics using the NumberSense Mathematics Programme: teachers’ experiences
    • The role of diagnostic assessment in a NumberSense classroom (Gr R-7)

     

    We look forward to seeing you there.