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PMA MathsSA - Primary Mathematics Association of SA

Proudly serving and connecting Birth to Year 6 Mathematics Educators

PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATE!

Every child, every learner deserves the right to learn with professionals who are at the top of their game, who are connected to their professional network and who are constantly learning as part of their evidence-informed approach to learning.

Are you associating?

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Happy Holidays everyone!

We hope you get some PJ time! Make sure you find the time to relax, enjoy some winter sunshine and nurture your soul!

Join us for a session

from the 15th to  19th July so you can also nourish your professional self! 

Check out the details on the PL calendars below

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How will you ensure that your learners are playing in all five "drawers" of mathematics as often as possible every term?

Regularity of experience matters!

professional educators learn with their colleagues!

Let us help you be and become the best Mathematics Educator

you can be in 2024!

AITSL Standard 7.4 demands that we collaborate as professionals

and that is what Professional associations are all about, so come and learn, challenge and belong to your community of PMA MathsSA Colleagues

What are your key learning questions as a mathematics educator and/or leader?

Now you have had one term of learning and teaching, what areas of investigation do you want to connect with other educators about?

Is it the Art, Craft or Knowledge of learning and teaching that you are wanting to explore?

 

If you are in a Department site – are you wanting to take a “deep dive” into the “Four Areas of Impact” and what it means for your practices in action?

If you are in a Catholic site – are you wanting to think about the implications of the CESA Numeracy Strategy for you and your learning and teaching?

As a Preschool educator or leader – are you wanting to think about EYLF V2.0 and the impact for numeracy learning and teaching?

As a R-6 educator or leader– are you wanting to think about your system’s version of the AC: V9.0 and what it means for your learning and teaching?

 Email us at primarymathsPD@bigpond.com and let us know how we can help you associate and learn with your colleagues in Term 2 and beyond.

Learning resources to support you...

Preschool Educators...

As you get ready to welcome your new cohort of learners,  it is a great time to think about whether you have been making use of the PMA Preschool Members Resources.

They provide some great ideas for staff teams about how to:

  • Clarify your hopes and aspirations for your mathematical learning year

  • As a staff team, explore, clarify and describe which intentional teaching strategies through play you are going to utilise to provoke your children as mathematicians

  • Plan your learning through the year so that you can ensure you meet your responsibility to provide a learning environment which provokes all learners to explore all the Indicators of Numeracy and the Learning Processes (all five drawers of Mathematics) in a differentiated way for both your January learners and your new July learners

We hope you can use them to drive some powerful mathematical thinking at your place

https://www.primarymathematicssa.com/pma-resources-preschool

Remember to use your new 2024 Members password, if you are not sure what it is please email us at

primarymathsPD@bigpond.com

 

R-6 Educators…

Now you are heading off on your third term of learning,  it is a great time to reflect on whether you have been making the best use of the  R-6 PMA Members Resources.

They provide some great ideas for staff teams about how to:

  • Build powerful mathematical learners.  Check out the resource titled “Connecting with your learners as mathematicians”. It is never to late to engage in some of these ideas.  

There is an R/1 version and a Yr 2-6 version

  • Designing your year overview.

       In English, we don’t teach reading in term 1, writing in term 2 and spelling in term 3 do we? Why not? …                 Because it wouldn’t help learners become powerful communicators in their world.

       So…. we need to make sure we are not taking this same approach in Mathematics!

       Evidence has shown us clearly that chopping your learning year up to explore a series of “unit of works”               across the year is not “best practice” and will definitely not get you the results you want!

       Want to know more? Then check out the sample year planners and resources for each year level and                   combinations of year levels  and welcome your children to a powerful new  learning year! 

Now that half your learning year is behind you, it's a great time to reflect and make some powerful learning decisions about how you will spend the next ten weeks of learning!

       

https://www.primarymathematicssa.com/pma-resources-r6

Remember to use your new 2024 Members password, if you are not sure what it is please email us at primarymathsPD@bigpond.com

JULY HOLIDAY LEARNING PROGRAMME

Kick off with some PYJAMA LEARNING online!

Mon 15th July: Developing learner agency in a Preschool Setting, 12.30-2.30pm

Tues 16th July: Developing learner agency in an R-6 setting,

2-4pm

 JOIN US FOR THESE LEARNING EVENTS IN JULY…

(Want to see everything that is on this year? Check out all the upcoming learning events for 2024 on the PL calendar further down below)

CHECK OUT THE DETAILS AT:

Any queries re registration please email primarymathsPD@bigpond.com

PMA MEMBER LEARNING COMMUNITY – REMEMBER YOU CAN ACCESS 1:1 OR TEAM MENTORING THROUGH OUR CONSULTANCY SERVICE.

CHECK OUT THE DETAILS AT ….

https://www.primarymathematicssa.com/mentoring-sessions

Hi PMA MathsSA Community Members!

Are you thinking about your 2024 Professional Learning Programme?

Both the Department and CESA have a mathematics priority in 2024, so we are sure Mathematics is on your learning agenda!

Why not become a PL Host in 2024 and take advantage of the opportunity to have some on-site PL at no cost to you.

Check out the info here…

https://www.primarymathematicssa.com/news-and-feedback

and then email us at primarymathsPD@bigpond.com

Professional educators are always learning!

Based on our Members requests, we have two strands of learning available in 2024…

  • Developing your art, craft  and knowledge as a Maths Educator

  • Developing your art, craft and knowledge as an Educator

(learning environment, relationships, educational theory)

Where will you start your learning journey?

Congratulations to our two “Whole School Winners” for 2023!

METRO WHOLE SCHOOL WINNER -

PROSPECT PS

COUNTRY WHOLE SCHOOL WINNER -

SNOWTOWN PS

Congratulations to our World Teachers Day Awardees 2023 – Margaret Lohmeyer Kindergarten Team!

Congratulations to our PMA Challenge Educator Award 2023 winner – Jacqueline Anderson, Hendon PS

"JOIN OUR LEARNING COMMUNITY NOW"

“Associate and build your learning community"

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Professional Learning Calendar

World Teachers Day Awards -
Celebrating excellence in the learning and teaching of mathematics!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 WORLD TEACHERS DAY AWARD WINNERS!

Greg Parker receiving his
“Lifetime Contribution Award”
from Minister Boyer

Congrats to our
2021 World Teachers Day,
Curriculum Leadership Awardee -
Gail Powers.
Prospect North Primary School

Congrats to our two 2019 Early Career Maths Educator Award winners - Laura Toland and Andy Thomas from Northfield PS.

Andrew Plastow, Principal Ngutu College receiving
the WEF award for Contribution to Learner Agency
from Department Chief Executive Martin Westwell
and WEF representative Gwendolyn Morphett

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Congrats to our

2020 World Teachers Day

Curriculum Leadership Award Winner -

Cassia Konistis - Ngutu College

Congrats to our very own Mike Chartres, winner of the 2019 World Teachers Day TRB Mentoring Award!

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