Dr Paul Swan

Dr Paul Swan

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.

Hands on: Heads on Using Mathematics Manipulatives to Engage Students

Room B Early Years Grades K-2

We aim to help students UNDERSTAND the maths they are learning, develop FLUENCY,  PROBLEM SOLVE and the REASON about the mathematics that they are learning. In this session Dr Swan will illustrate how to develop, understanding, fluency, problem solving ability and learn to reason using a variety of manipulative materials and games. The use of […]

Early Years KG-2
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The mathematics behind mathematical magic tricks

Room A Primary Grades 3-6

At the heart of many ‘magic’ tricks is some serious mathematics. In this session teachers will be shown how to perform a series of mathemagic tricks and then the mathematics behind the tricks.

Primary Grades 3-6
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