Campbellfield Public School

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Building Numeracy Leadership

Building Numeracy Leadership (BNL) aims to extend teacher’s knowledge and capabilities to enhance the numeracy outcomes of students in Early Action for Success (EAfS) schools. The professional learning of BNL is based on evidence from research, school and state-wide data. It strives to build the pedagogical and mathematical knowledge of teachers, enhancing their knowledge and practices in areas such as:

·      Embedding working mathematically (the mathematical proficiencies)

·      The big ideas in number

·      Designing, implementing and evaluating rich tasks

·      Developing classroom environments that enhance student engagement

·      Assessment for and of learning.

Our classrooms plan for number talks in to build on students' number sense. The emphasis is not on gaining an answer to a mathematical problem, but discussing how students obtain the answer. 

At Campbellfield Public School, classroom talk is used as a powerful tool for both teaching and learning. Rich, dialogic talk supports students in making sense of complex ideas and builds classroom communities centred around meaning making. ‘Talk Moves’ including reasoning, revoicing, turn and talking, wait time, revising your thinking, repeating and adding on are tools used by our teachers to support rich, meaningful classroom discussion in Mathematics.

Students at Campbellfield Public School are engaged in rich mathematical open-ended investigations, planning number lessons that focus working mathematically and the big ideas in number. Our school aims to develop a positive mindset towards mathematics and encourages every student to work as a mathematician with a sweaty brain. 

The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.