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Leading Mathematics Planning

  • Audience
    Teacher leader
  • Next Intake
    Term 1, 2022
  • Location
  • Duration
    15 weeks
  • Mode
  • Fees
    DET Fully Subsidised

Make student-centred learning the focus of your mathematics curriculum. 

This fully online course explores the process of effective mathematics planning and how to lead the design of student-centred learning sequences and experiences in mathematics for school teams.

Leading Mathematics Planning examines the demands and challenges of effective mathematics planning, and the opportunities for teacher leaders to incorporate effective strategies in planning routines.

You will unpack a research-informed planning model and explore strategies for leading, enhancing and effectively documenting the outcomes of mathematics planning to encourage collaboration across your school team.

Leading Mathematics Planning is part of Bastow's Numeracy Suite.


Designed for educators who have a formal or informal role in leading improvement in numeracy and mathematics, including:

  • primary or secondary numeracy or mathematics leaders
  • professional learning community leaders
  • curriculum coordinators.

The estimated time commitment for this course is 3 hours per week during workshop weeks, and up to 2 hours per week during non-workshop weeks.

Over 15 weeks, you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • 5 virtual workshops (minimum attendance of 80% of scheduled virtual workshops is a minimum course completion requirement)
  • a weekly self-directed learning activity
  • a weekly school-based investigation task
  • optional weekly live discussion groups (on non-workshop weeks)
  • a Mathematics Leadership Project to be completed over the last 6 weeks of the course.

You'll gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the current research around effective mathematics planning
  • how to plan approaches and practices that focus on student-centred learning in mathematics
  • the available mathematics education resources to inform planning
  • how to build teachers’ capacity for effectively planning for student-centred learning in mathematics.

You'll build the skills to:

  • develop a knowledge of effective student-centred planning practices and share new research with staff
  • confidently and competently lead collaborative planning
  • prioritise evidence-based, high-impact strategies and support staff to use them consistently in their planning
  • document high-quality unit plans that connect assessment, planning and teaching for student-centred learning in mathematics
  • develop trusting relationships with students and staff
  • foster the collective efficacy of staff
  • build high expectations of students and staff.

Acceptance into Leading Mathematics Planning is dependent on a selection process.

Paula Phillips
Senior Provision Advisor
03 7022 2778


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