Education State
Principals Conference 2022

The big questions of the mathematics/numeracy challenge – how to unpack it

The big questions of the mathematics/numeracy challenge – how to unpack it

Outline

This session focusses on helping schools identify current challenges around mathematics and numeracy improvement, with reference to the educational evidence base. The Department’s current suite of mathematics and numeracy support resources will also be showcased, helping schools match solutions to current challenges. Relevant school vignettes – illustrating what excellence looks like in practice – will be incorporated into this session.

Penny Addison
Director
, Department of Education and Training

Penny Addison has worked for the Department for 4 years as Director, Curriculum and Assessment. Previously, she worked in a system leadership role in Catholic Education. She is an educator by training, having worked across government, Catholic and independent sectors, and has also worked as an educational consultant. Penny’s Branch runs the highly regarded Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists Initiative and the newer Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative. The Branch also created the Mathematics Teaching Toolkit.