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In 2020, the theme is 'To Infinity & Beyond!'

A date for your diary - the Primary Mathematics Association (Auckland) One Day Seminar is to be held on the 14th March 2020 at Waipuna Conference Centre.

Keynote: Dr Lisa Darragh

Primary Mathematics Association"Mathematics education has faced wave after wave of reform; new curricula come and go, new pedagogical fads are in then out. Yet the problem of students’ negative mathematical identities remain. So how do we, as teachers, navigate these waves of reforms; where do we look for the truth of what makes good maths teaching, and how might we teach for positive mathematics identities? In this talk I will present a model for teaching mathematics that encompasses all the good parts from each reform wave and provide some direction into a mathematics pedagogy that may suit all teachers and learners."

Dr Lisa Darragh is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. She was a primary school teacher both in Aotearoa, New Zealand and the far north of Canada before pursuing a PhD in mathematics education. Lisa’s research interests include mathematics learner and teacher identity, the impact of neoliberal policies on education and teacher professional learning in mathematics. Her passion for research makes its way into her teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The full PMA One Day Seminar 2020 programme is now online with registrations open from Tuesday February 4th, 2020.