AME Institute for Primary School Teachers

Making sense of mathematics through reasoning and communication

Professor Berinderjeet Kaur

Reasoning and communication is a critical mathematical process through which learners make sense of the mathematics they work with. Therefore, it is imperative that teachers engage learners in mathematical tasks that facilitate reasoning and communication. This institute will introduce teachers to several strategies teachers may adopt to do so. Drawing on simple textbook questions, participants will craft suitable tasks for their students to review and apply conceptual knowledge and make sense of it through reasoning and communication.

Bio: Professor Berinderjeet Kaur is a professor of mathematics education in the Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group at the National Institute of Education. Her extensive teaching experience includes the preparation of pre-service teachers, on-going development of in-service teachers and school leaders. Several of her research projects have also contributed towards the teaching and learning of mathematics in schools, both nationally and internationally. She is the consultant to the primary mathematics textbook series, Targeting Mathematics used in Singapore

Day 1: 18 March 2019 (Monday) : 9am – 4.00pm
Day 2: 19 March 2019 (Tuesday) : 9am – 12.00pm (Total: 9 hours)

National Institute of Education (Singapore)

30 participants


non-AME member $170 Early bird rate: $150
AME member $150 Early bird rate: $130

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