NEW: Purposeful learning in mathematics

This online course explores the importance of establishing clear mathematical goals. Clear goals enable teachers to focus students' learning and guide instructional decisions during the course of a mathematics lesson. The course draws on research evidence and gives practical examples of how the research can be put into practice. 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define mathematics learning goals and explain how they are different to performance goals
  • Explain the importance of mathematics learning goals and how they impact on instructional decisions
  • Establish mathematics learning goals to focus learning

This course is open for all teachers through the Openlearning platform and takes about two hours to work through. Click here and use the access code reSolvePL to enrol.

Introduction to reSolve online learning

What is Openlearning, and how do I use it? reSolve is designing a suite of professional learning courses for self-directed online study, hosted on Openlearning. Openlearning is a platform for teaching and learning online. To join a course on Openlearning, click on the link above and use the access code reSolve. If you do not have an OpenLearning account, you will be guided through the process of creating one. You can then follow the directions in the course to work through the activities.
What does the course involve? The course involves examining reSolve resources, reflecting on mathematics education, watching videos and reading articles. You will be asked to participate in activities, post responses and reflections.
How long will the course take? The course will take around two hours to work through. As part of the course you will be asked to plan, deliver, and reflect on a maths lesson.
How should I study the course? Study is self-directed at your own pace. You will need to plan, deliver, and reflect on a maths lesson as part of the course, so plan accordingly.