The Essentials of Teaching Mathematics K-6


This course investigates the key components for effective teaching of mathematics in the primary classroom. Participants will examine practical strategies to improve student engagement, ways to develop mathematical concepts and the role of numeracy within the study of mathematics.

Questioning techniques, the value of student reflection, problem solving and how to teach mathematical vocabulary, will be addressed within the framework of designing effective lessons.


Completing  The Essentials of Teaching Mathematics K-6  course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2, fom the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Target Participants

Beginning career teachers K-6 and those teachers who wish to review their understanding of the NSW K-6 Mathematics Syllabus and expand their understanding of the pedagogy related to teaching mathematics.


Participants will explore the framework of the mathematics syllabus K-6, classroom environments, components of a quality mathematics lesson. There will be a range of plenary, small group and workshop delivery modes.