Dr. Paul Swan has taught mathematics in both primary and secondary schools and worked as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Edith Cowan University
Dr Paul Swan has taught mathematics in both primary and secondary schools and worked as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Edith Cowan University in Australia for 18 years.
He has written over 50 books, authored numerous journal articles and created many types of mathematics games – board, card and digital. He currently designs mathematics manipulative materials and supports schools looking to improve the teaching of mathematics in both schools and across whole school systems (Private, Public, state, National and International)
He has received numerous awards, including an Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) for his work with School Leaders. For his contribution to Mathematics Education in his home state of Western Australia he was awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Mathematics Association of Western Australia. He regularly speaks on a variety of topics, particularly in early childhood and primary (elementary education). He received his PhD in 2002 for his study of the computational choices made by 10 – 12 year old students. He currently continues to write and develop materials as a private consultant to school sectors as well as industry.
Many students struggle solving problems in mathematics. In this session Dr Paul Swan will provide teachers with some opportunities to explore different ways to solve problems. The problems will be linked to particular mathematics content. Suggestions will be made for tackling word problems in mathematics.
There is a fine line between allowing children to have opportunities to play and forcing them into formal learning. In this session Dr Paul Swan will shares some games and routines that involve an element of play or enjoyment while at the same time have a clear mathematics focus. Participants will be involved in a […]