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“Thankyou. It was very enjoyable and great to go away with hands on practical activities for the classroom.”

“So engaging! Thanks.”

“A great session!”

“Thank you a great practical session.”


The best thing about the Professional Learning session was:


  • The tactile nature of the activities. Hands on. The levelled activities. Showing solving of activities and variety of solutions.
  • Engaging activities – hands on. Visual aids – power points and discussions. Friendly/ happy to talk.
  • Having a go at the problems.
  • Great activities.
  • Practical hands on examples of questions for students and the thought processes required to solve questions. Easy explanation of topics.
  • It was very, very engaging and practical for the classroom. I got lots of new ideas and I can’t wait to use them.
  • I loved the activities – when is the book and movie coming out?
  • Broad spectrum of ideas to use at all stages of maths activities.
  • Using a variety of strategies, equipment, dynamic and explained thoroughly.
  • Hands on activities. Working with a partner.


Teachers from Mc Cauley Catholic Central School


“Age appropriate, easy to understand, relevant and practical.”

Rebecca Roche


The best thing about the Professional Learning session was:


  • Hands on and engaging nature of the course
  • Relay (4)
  • Practical problem solving and engaging questions.
  • Motivation
  • Hand on activities (4)
  • Logical thinking
  • How hands on and practical it was
  • Lots of practical ideas
  • Hands on (4)
  • Resources
  • Hands on practical ideas
  • The ideas for classroom
  • Short sharp bursts for us
  • Using my brain
  • The whole thing
  • All the hands on activities were great and engaging.
  • Hands on – very important for end of day.
  • Hands on / extension work
  • Relays and battle / barrier games
  • Engagement

Teachers from Murray Farm Public School



“Engaging for all participants.”

“Creative, engaging and fun! J

“Loved the activities.”

“Interactive, engaging! Even got teachers focused!”

“Showing staff maths can be fun.”

“Fantastic idea for teachers to enter the mind of a student again.”


Teachers from Manly Vale Public School



“An excellent problem solving workshop to inspire the staff. A great follow up to the student workshop.”

Lisa Phillips AP MVPS



The best thing about the Professional Learning session was:


  • The interactive challenges and the equipment.
  • Modelling of the Singapore method – very useful
  • Different questions/ collaboratively working with a teacher that I do not normally work with.
  • The relay – working at different questions. Very interactive.
  • Collaborative learning
  • Engaging and relevant content.
  • Idea of using mathematical packs (hands on materials) for enjoyable learning.
  • Beating everyone
  • Relay – hands on
  • Tangram (3)
  • Competition
  • Letting teachers experiment with problem solving using concrete materials.
  • Showing the staff fun and easy problem solving … and winning!
  • Using hands on activities
  • The stamping, racing other teams
  • Hands-on activities and containers with equipment in them.
  • Interactive – hands on, Problem solving ideas, resources
  • When we had to work things out
  • Having the chance to work with the materials.
  • Being challenged. Having time to discuss problem solving.
  • Great, creative activities. Very engaging. Experimenting with problem solving.


Teachers from Manly Vale Public School