King's Primary Educators at Forefront of New Maths Curriculum


A push for students to learn more problem-solving skills will be a central focus of proposed changes to the Australian maths curriculum in 2021. Leading maths and science groups have called for problem-solving to be central to how maths is taught, ahead of the public release of the draft new national curriculum at the end of this month.

King's Primary teaching staff are at the forefront of these changes. At a Professional Development Session held at our Pimpama campus, teachers were given opportunities to engage in dynamic teaching and learning strategies that engage students and encourage them to think and work like mathematicians. Dr Paul Swan engaged our teachers in activities that encouraged dialogue and built vocabulary. Led by Year 2 teacher, Mrs Joanne Riddell, teachers also had the opportunity to try new games and build on current practice to enhance teaching and learning. Teachers played 'ping pong counting', 'guess my number', number targets and many more games.

"The abilities to problem-solve, mathematise, hypothesise and model are all skills that add worth to acquired knowledge. Mathematics learning cannot sit in silos that focus on content and procedures."