Teaching Secondary Mathematics - Module 9: Conclusion - Planning for Improvement in Mathematics

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA


This module reviews the themes in the Teaching Secondary Mathematics resource and provides an opportunity to start planning a revitalisation of mathematics in school.

Key messages

The key messages are as follows:

  • Resources accessed through the Mathematics Domain page assist in ‘putting the learner at the centre’.  School revitalisation of mathematics can use these resources
  • Assessment for learning, followed by targeted instruction, is a key to improving achievement. Resources are provided on the Mathematics Domain page
  • Teaching is more effective if it is built on knowledge of student thinking
  • School improvement can start with the seven principles of highly effective professional learning
  • Begin planning by thinking about ‘who’ and ‘what’:
    • mathematical focus
    • pedagogical themes
    • assessment for learning
    • targeted teaching
  • Then move to ‘how’ and ’when’
  • The lotus diagram is a useful planning tool
  • The Departmental curriculum planning guidelines in particular curriculum planning module 2 provide authoritative support for professional learning teams.

Download Module 9 workshop booklet and presentation

To use Module 9, first save the booklet and PowerPoint presentation to your computer.


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