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Preventing the Numeracy Gap for Preschool & Foundation

In this Natural Maths course, with Ann Baker, get a range of practical ideas, backed by research, and walks you through the steps you’ll need to take to ensure you are doing the best you possibly can to ensure your students are off to a life of numerosity.


About Preventing the Numeracy Gap for Preschool & Foundation:

This web course is designed for teachers of preschool and Foundation year students (and is useful for teachers of older students who are not yet grasping the fundamentals of number sense). It outlines practical strategies for effectively supporting young learners to master the critical early steps to becoming mathematicians. It is aligned with the expectations of the Australian Curriculum and the National Numeracy Learning progressions.

Following on from this course is: Preventing the Numeracy Gap: Year 1.

Students enter school at very different levels of numeracy. Unfortunately, some have little or no exposure to number, measurement or spatial thinking. These ‘prenumerate’ children may have no idea how or why numbers are used in everyday life and their mathematical vocabulary might be limited to only 6 to 10 words. Some students may not be prenumerate but still have very limited mathematical experiences.

To successfully teach these students, teachers need to be progressively more and more sophisticated in their understanding of the needs of young learners and skilled in the use of a variety of approaches to numeracy ‘intervention and support’ to ensure these students stay on track.

Research is VERY clear. The failure to effectively develop a student’s number sense, in the first months of school, can undermine their numeracy and mathematical progress for years to come.

This course presents teachers with the knowledge to understand and recognise the early mathematical stages students’ progress through and how to effectively teach and track the absolutely key subitizing, counting and number recognition elements that every child needs to master in the early stage of their numerate development.

Teachers will learn a range of practical ideas, backed by research, and be walked through the steps, they’ll need to take, to confidently deliver the types of instruction that can ensure each student successfully begins a life of numerosity. This course is divided into four modules that uses video and text to cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction and research: i. What do we know about the developmental stages of numeracy? ii. Where has the research come from? iii. What does it tell us in respect to what we need to do differently?

  2. Early number sense: i. What is number sense? ii. How does it develop? iii. Why do some students have difficulties developing it?

  3. Counting: i. Strategies that work. ii. Problems students encounter. iii. Identifying misconceptions students have and correcting them.

  4. Connecting the key skills – subitizing, counting and number recognition: i. How to practically deliver experiences to build these skills? ii. How does it develop? iii. Why do some students have difficulties developing it?

All modules take just over an hour to complete. They do not however have to be finished in one session. Once you've purchased this course, you'll have it forever.

Personalised Learning.

When questions arise, as we are sure they will, they can be posted on line in the course environment for either a public or private response by Ann. Responses are delivered as promptly as possible. As teachers participate and add new ideas, this resource will become an even more valuable guide for supporting all students requiring intervention.

Supporting Change in Practice To support change in practice a series of exercise is suggested, accompanying each module, to reinforce your learning and assist you to implement new practices.

Certification On course completion you will have access to a certificate that lists a minimum of 6 hours of professional development.

Ensure your young mathematicians have what it takes! It’s never too late to check if your students are on track and are staying on track! It’s never too late to intervene!

It’s never too late to prevent the numeracy gap!

This course also includes a copy of the SUBITIZING FOUNDATIONS BOOK of $22 value - recent winner of the parents picks award.

Digital online course - buy once, yours forever.

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Tags: gap numeracy course
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Price: Individual price - $66.00 each

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