Exploring Problem Solving and Working Mathematically K-6


This workshop will provide an insight into the five components of working mathematically in the NSW Mathematics syllabus K-6. It will include word problems and open-ended problems that develop student understanding, enabling them to confidently solve problems related to everyday life. Teachers will gain knowledge and understanding of syllabus content including assessment and planning for teaching.

Cost: $200


Completing a Exploring Problem Solving and Working Mathematically K-6 course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Evaluation Comments:

  • Thanks for a great day my head is full with new ideas, processes and I am looking forward to getting back in the classroom to trial things
  • I liked the explaining nature of the course.
  • Wonderful presenters - enthusiasm is catching. Very inspirational. Looking forward to implementing what I want to achieve.
  • I was very engaged throughout the day and really enjoyed the course. Probably the most useful TPL I've been to.

Target Participants

Teachers K-6 who wish to deepen their understanding of working mathematically and problem solving as outlined in the NSW syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Mathematics K-6. Participants will explore how to practically implement aspects of working mathematically in their classrooms.


The first session will explore the five components of working mathematically and current research on this topic.

The second session will cover the implications for teaching and learning. A range of teaching ideas and strategies to take back to the classroom will be explored.

The third session will look at assessment and planning that embeds working mathematically into a class program.