How the Brain learns Mathematics

Morris Needleman
The work of David Sousa is examined to further knowledge of the brain and the cognitive mechanisms in learning mathematics. Lesson planning for K-12 maths.
Target Audience
Mathematics Teachers K-12
106 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Much has changed in our knowledge of the brain. This course will focus on the work of David Sousa and his insights. You will learn how the brain processes mathematical concepts and why some students develop maths anxiety.

You will learn how to differnetiate your teaching to account for the cognitive mechanisms in learning mathematics, as well as the environmental and developmental factors that contribute to mathematical difficulties.

We will examine ways to plan lessons in mathematics from K-12 to best help students learn.

Morris Needleman is winner of a National Quality Teaching award and an Apple Designated Educator.

Audience

Mathematics Teachers K-12

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
10/11/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $344 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

How The Brain Learns Mathematics

4 hours and 30 minutes

A combination of lecture and workshop

What To Bring

Not necessary

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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How the Brain Learns Mathematics
by Markou Seif on 14/12/2016

Interesting, engaging & relevant.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
14/12/2016

Morris balances humour, pacing and interesting information in this course.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
14/12/2016

Interesting course covering many aspects about students use and ideas about lesson structure to take advantage of “prime” learning time.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
14/12/2016

As always Morris you deliver a great course.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
14/12/2016

Very good introduction to a widespread ground level set of problems.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
by Michael Obeid on 14/12/2016

Very practical, the content was interesting and thought provoking. Gave me a lot of insights into my own teaching & how I can adapt.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
by Louise Spry on 14/12/2016

Great variety of information. Notes, excellent. Activities, great.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
by Penny Sarmiento on 14/12/2016

Morris presented an extremely interesting course with very useful strategies and materials to use. I learnt a lot.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
14/12/2016

I found the information very helpful – reviewing practices.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
by Belinda Richardson on 14/12/2016

Small group interaction meant for a very engaging session.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics
14/12/2016

Thank you. Perhaps also some small group activities eg. in light of the research on the brain, how would you change this lesson plan? How would you re-sequence this scope & sequence etc?

How the Brain learns Mathematics
18/11/2015

Very knowledgeable, excellent examples.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
18/11/2015

The content of the course was very helpful. The only suggestion I would make is to send the readings through early so we could read them before we came.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
18/11/2015

Clear and interesting summary. Enjoyable activities.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
18/11/2015

Practical and applicable research.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
by Tracey Cameron on 18/11/2015

Lots of ideas to implement straight away.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
by Jade Wallis on 18/11/2015

Great knowledge of understanding. Great use of visuals and video. Good discussions.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
18/11/2015

Very practical and thought provoking. Very reassuring – a lot of what I’m doing but new ideas too, e.g. homework prime learning times.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
18/11/2015

Knew material, understood concepts, easy delivery, excellent presentation and powerpoint resources. Liked how the presentation was made up, activities, group work.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
10/11/2014

I found that the information presented was really useful and helped me to cater my lessons and structure for lower level classes.


About the team


Morris Needleman

Creator

Morris has previously occupied the position of Head of Mathematics and Mathematics Technology at Reddam House, Kincoppal Rose Bay and The Emanuel School in Sydney. Qualified with an M.A. in pure mathematics and a B. Ed. (maths), Morris has experience teaching in a wide variety of schools and has delivered many professional development courses for mathematics teachers both in Australia and overseas. Morris was recognised in 2006 with an Outstanding National Achievement for Excellence by a Teacher the National Awards for Quality Schooling. Morris has recently been designated by Apple as a Distinguished Educator.