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Words Count: Literacy in Secondary Mathematics

A two-day MANSW professional learning event

Tuesday 28 February and Tuesday 7 March

Venue: Evans High School

166 Walters Rd, Blacktown

Audience: Secondary Teachers

Target Group: 7-10

KLA: Maths

Specialist Area: Literacy

This 2‐session course will provide teachers of mathematics with a deeper understanding of the

literacy demands of mathematics.

Following a general overview of best practice in teaching literacy, participants will explore a variety of strategies that can be used in their lessons to help strengthen student literacy. These strategies will build student capacity to understand problems, engage more effectively in working mathematically and explain their reasoning.

Using prepared activities, teachers will be led through various types of literacy tasks. These tasks will involve both individual and group work and include sequencing, cloze, scaffolding, structured overviews, barrier games, models and joint constructions of explanations, descriptions, procedures, information reports and simple, compound and complex sentences.

Registration closes: Sunday 26 February

Cost inc. GST: Member $122, Non Member $181

Contact: MANSW Office ph: 9715 5800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www.mansw.edu.au

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