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august, 2021

11aug6.00pm7.30pmTickets RequiredSpeaker Series - Week 2 of The learner-friendly houseSpeaker Series 20216.00pm - 7.30pm Type:EventEntry:Paid

Event Details

The learner-friendly house Speaker Series, a Q&A with UOW Early Start researchers. Consisting of four presentations to discuss the learner friendly household and how to maximise your child’s abilities.

Week Two – How to see math in the home and the environment

Maths is so important to our everyday lives. Yet, we may lack confidence and knowledge to know how to engage our children with mathematical learning in the home and in our environments.

In this presentation, we will think about maths in play, and in particular how we can explore maths with children in the home with everyday items and objects from the environment. We will take a deep dive into how to play with some mathematical concepts and enrich the learning with young children. We will explore how to bring patterning, symmetry, measurement and number learning to life in our home environments.

You will learn:

  • The importance of mathematics learning in the early years for future success.
  • How to see maths in the home and the environment, and bring it to life in our every day.
  • How to use the vehicle of play and everyday materials in the home, to engage with mathematical concepts of patterning, symmetry, measurement and number learning.
  • The language of maths and how to use simple questions and mathematical terminology to extend the learning.

Cost

Members/Engagement Centres $7.50
Non-Members $10

This Speaker Series will be delivered online via Zoom. Once you have booked, you will receive a Zoom link before the session.

About our experts

Jo Grimmond
Bachelor of Education Early Childhood (Honours); PhD Candidate UOW
Jo Grimmond has over 25 years of experience working in the early childhood education sector as an early childhood teacher and centre director.  She has worked with educators and leaders to develop quality practice and learning environments. She has also held a teaching role in The Early Years at the University of Wollongong in the areas of numeracy and STEM. She currently works as a Community Engagement Coordinator with the Engagement Team at Early Start to support 46 Early Childhood Education and Care services in regional and remote areas of NSW to enrich quality practice. Her current PhD research focus is the development of a numeracy assessment tool for educators to use with children in ECEC settings. Jo has been involved in many Early Start research projects including the Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) study and the PRSIST validation study. 

Time

(Wednesday) 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location

Online

Suggested Ages

Adults only

Price

From $10

Bookings

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