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2018 The theme is 'Where is Maths Heading?'

A date for your diary - the Primary Mathematics Association (Auckland) One Day Seminar is to be held on the 24 March 2018 at Waipuna Conference Centre.

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A range of practical, hands-on workshops to enhance your understanding of maths and classroom practices.

Wherever mathematics may be heading, it is going to get there via relationships. International discourses of mathematics success are turning away from achievement scores to wellbeing, collaboration, innovation and mindset. Attitude, beliefs, orientation to learning and collaborative problem solving are becoming the key markers of mathematics performance. All of these are bound up in relationships: relationships among teachers and their learners, relationships among learners and colleagues, relationships between people and mathematics, relationships between mathematics and other disciplines and relationships between the powerful ideas of mathematics itself. In this keynote session, I will explore what significance relationships of all sorts might have for the teaching and learning of primary mathematics in Aotearoa in 2018, and what the implications might be for classroom teaching and learning.’

Keynote: Dr Fiona Ell (University of Auckland).

Dr Fiona Ell is the Associate Dean and Head of ITE at The University of Auckland. As a lecturer, she specialises in primary mathematics education and professional practice for primary student teachers. Fiona’s research centres on how people learn in complex social contexts. She is involved in several research projects looking at how people learn in initial teacher education, in particular on practicum. She is also involved in projects centred on schooling improvement and the learning of mathematics. Fiona supervises PhD and Masters students in mathematics education and topics related to initial teacher education.

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2018 PMA Seminar Registration Form