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
118 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    
Enrol Now 14/09/2018 Sydney CBD Places available $352 + GST Enrol Now
Enrol Now 20/11/2018 Sydney CBD Places available $352 + 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 Gail Bachmann on 10/01/2018

Very well presented. Excellent content at an easy level for understanding. Interesting concepts for using in everyday teaching. Thought provoking.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
10/01/2018

Very engaging. Many useful ideas based on research e.g., Prime-time 1 and Prime-time 2.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
10/01/2018

Interesting content and engaging presenter.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
10/01/2018

Really enjoyed this course. Interesting and informative. Loved the 60 minute video. The day has made me think about how I can change in my own lessons.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
10/01/2018

Relevant information. Well paced. Reinforced some ideas.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
by Josephine Greene on 10/01/2018

Lots of things to take away from this to improve my teaching practice and hopefully that of my colleagues too.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
10/01/2018

Interesting content. Good presentation.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
10/01/2018

The content was interesting and delivered in an engaging way. There is a lot of information that I can take back to contribute to more successful maths classrooms

How the Brain learns Mathematics
by Niall Gilhooly on 10/01/2018

Interesting ideas. Would like more applicable teaching strategies and resources.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
10/01/2018

I would have liked more insight into dyscalculia, maths anxiety and how to deal with these issues.
Very interesting though.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
by Jodie Handley on 10/01/2018

Thought provoking, interesting course. Morris is an excellent, humorous presenter. Thank you.

How the Brain learns Mathematics
10/01/2018

Some good ideas.

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.


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 also been designated by Apple as a Distinguished Educator.