6 Aug 2019

NumberSense Mathematics Programme News

  • NumberSense Mathematics Programme News

    We have already enjoyed two excellent sessions in Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg, stimulating much thought and discussion!

    NumberSense Workshops: Term 3

    Manipulating Numbers: The role and development of manipulating number skills (mental arithmetic) in the NumberSense classroom

    In this workshop we will explore:

    • The role of routine in structuring learning in a NumberSense classroom.
    • Effective, research-based manipulating number routines for developing fluent and flexible calculating skills.
    • Understanding, applying and reasoning with number facts when manipulating numbers.
    • Using the NumberSense manipulating number routines effectively.

     

    We have already enjoyed two excellent sessions in Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg, stimulating much thought and discussion! We look forward to our next session in Johannesburg, 14 September 2019.

    NumberSense Workshops: Term 4

    Problem-Solving: Managing problem-solving in the NumberSense classroom

    In this workshop we will explore:

    • The role of routine in structuring learning in a NumberSense classroom.
    • Effective, research-based approaches to using problems to teach mathematics for understanding, application and reasoning.
    • Trajectories of age, grade and number range appropriate problem-solving strategies.
    • Developing and managing problem-solving.

     

    Cape Town, 12 October 2019; Durban, 19 October 2019; Johannesburg, 16 November 2019

    Geometry: The NumberSense Companion Activities in the NumberSense classroom

    In this workshop we will explore:

    How the NumberSense Companion Activities (which address measurement, geometry and data handling) together with the NumberSense Workbooks provide a comprehensive mathematics programme that addresses the mathematics curriculum expectations from Grade R to Grade 7.

    • Developing geometric thinking in a NumberSense classroom with the focus on understanding, application and reasoning.
    • Van Hiele’s levels of geometric thinking and phases of learning.
    • The exciting and innovative range of interactive and grade-appropriate NumberSense geometry activities.

     

    Grahamstown, 9 November 2019