Bastow Twilight: Maths Success
Join us for this twilight event as we examine how Year 7 Maths teachers at a Victorian secondary college used a data-driven teaching approach to build students’ maths skills.
According to the Foundation for Young Australians’ Report Card 2015, 75 per cent of future jobs will involve science, technology, engineering and maths. Yet, 42 per cent of Australia’s 15 year olds were not proficient in maths. The challenge of building maths proficiency, however, can be daunting for teachers given the range of ability levels that frequently exist within a single class.
In this seminar, Eleanor Bridger will facilitate discussion between Dr Peter Goss, School Education Program Manager at Grattan Institute; Justin Matthys, co-founder of Maths Pathway; and Melissa Stephens, College Maths Coordinator at Mill Park Secondary College about the challenges and benefits of implementing a teaching approach that:
- enables a more targeted teaching approach in maths
- overcomes the practical problems of differentiation
- helps each student to grow and achieve.