About this workshop
During this seven-hour workshop, you will immerse yourself in creative mathematical experiences, discover the beauty of mathematics and learn how to notice opportunities for mathematical learning. You will discover the potential of play for the development of mathematical skills, overcome reservations and develop self-confidence in your abilities to engage children in mathematics.
The workshop will provide you will a variety of ideas for age-appropriate mathematical learning in everyday activities. By the end of this workshop, you will be confident to include mathematics into your practice.
This workshop aligns with the principles, practices and outcomes of the EYLF, NQF and the Australian Curriculum.
This STEM learning opportunity will help you:
- learn how to recognise opportunities for mathematical learning
- discover the potential of play for the development of mathematical skills
- immerse yourself in creative mathematical experiences
- develop self-confidence in your abilities to engage children in mathematics
- benefit from the exchange with like-minded educators and reflect on your current practice
- feel confident in unlocking the wonders of STEM
You will also receive comprehensive materials with lots of STEM ideas and information about inquiry-based practices.
Who should do this course?
This workshop is designed for early childhood educators and teachers, educational leaders and leaders with managerial responsibilities.
There are no prerequisites for this STEM Mathematics workshop. Prior STEM knowledge is not required.
Something to think about before the workshop:
- How do I feel about maths?
- What was the last mathematics experience the children in your setting had?
Feedback from previous Mathematics workshops
I just want to say what a wonderful facilitator Lena is, she discussed the topic with enthusiasm and great examples – hoping I will be half as good as she is when I start teaching others. (Looking forward to doing more topics with her). We had the pleasure of taking part in the mathematics in-service yesterday and it confirmed the experiences I already do, gave me the language to use and ideas to extend, as well as opening up my eyes to other ideas and ways to encourage critical thinking and promote exploration with a focus on mathematics. Cindy Volz, Mathematics in-service training