Robin Averill: Maximising Opportunities for Learning Mathematics

Strong academic relationships are known to enhance student achievement and motivation. In this keynote we will examine mathematics teaching practices that contribute to strong learning focussed relationships. Learning experiences and caring teacher behaviours that include and extend beyond traditional mathematics teaching practices will be presented as examples of how academic relationships can be fostered towards all students making strong mathematics learning gains. An holistic model of health and well-being that encompasses cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual dimensions will be used to consider themes from the keynote session.

Michael Drake: Multiplicative Thinking - An Exploration.

“Students need to be multipicative thinkers by the time they reach secondary school.” What is multiplicative thinking and what does it involve? How can we recognise multiplicative thinking, and what does it look like in the classroom? How can we get students to become multiplicative thinkers?