Critical and Creative Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom

MAV and The University of Melbourne Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) present a conference focusing on primary school mathematics education:

The Victorian Curriculum states that ‘The Critical and Creative Thinking capability focuses on the development of increasingly complex and sophisticated processes of thinking’. The knowledge and skills required for Critical and Creative Thinking must be explicitly taught if students are to develop and apply the skills and learning dispositions that support logical, strategic, flexible and adventurous thinking in mathematics.

Join us in 2018 to investigate Critical and Creative Thinking, focusing on:

  • questions and questioning for deep learning
  • rich tasks, challenging tasks and inquiry based learning
  • reasoning and metacognition
  • digital technologies
For mathematics education leaders   For primary school teachers
Friday 22 June, 2018   Saturday 23 June, 2018
Mathematics leaders and those with an interest in mathematics education leadership within primary schools including Principals, Deputy Principals, Numeracy Leaders, Academics, Vic DET, VCAA and others.   All primary teachers across Victoria are invited to attend this day focused on teaching and learning mathematics in the primary classroom. Develop your professional ability and confidence as a primary mathematics teacher.

This truly collaborative event is hosted at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne and includes high-quality presenters and a variety of session options. Learn from leaders with practical and educational research experience, from The Mathematical Association of Victoria and Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

We are very excited!
Hold the date: registrations will open in early 2018.


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Peter Batchelor

Peter is the Webmaster of the Mathematical Association of Victoria. A long, long time ago he was a Primary teacher and then taught computer subjects and Mathematics to Year 10 before becoming a lecturer at RMIT and then working with subject associations to develop their web presence.

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