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WA: Catching up Year 7s PD Day on August 1, 2023: hosted by Ridge View Secondary College

August 1, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


When students start high school they often come in at all different levels. This means that many schools use Year 7 as a “catch up year” to prepare students for the rest of high school.

In this PD session, we will explore how to structure the first 6 months of Year 7 maths to help students master critical concepts from primary school while also developing a strong understanding of year 7 content. This course includes a demonstration with a live class as well as access to a 6 month program and a set of books.


Who this course is ideal for:

This day is focused around Year 7s, however maths teachers from Years 6-9 as well as those teaching Essential Maths would also benefit.

Course outline:

1. Finding and addressing misconceptions with Year 7 students:

  • Introduction to misconceptions
  • Demonstration lesson using conceptual change approaches to address student misconceptions (1 hour)
  • Finding common patterns in student responses
  • Examining diagnostic testing responses

2. Addressing three areas of greatest need:

  • Relative size and number lines, including integers, place value and introduction to algebra
  • Area and array model for multiplicative and computational thinking as well as for factorising and expanding with algebra
  • Proportional reasoning and operations with fractions, decimals and percent

3. High-impact strategies and how to use them across a program:

  • Conceptual-change programs for addressing misconceptions
  • Challenging problems as experiments
  • Explicit teaching
  • Interleaved and spaced practise
  • Time to explore the program

Course includes:

Catering and workshop notes, plus

  • Access to Back to Front Maths 6-month Intervention for Year 7 program, including all lessons
  • 1 set of Interleaved Maths Essential Connections for year 11 Essential Maths books, or
  • 3 books from the Interventions in Maths series: fixing misconceptions in place value, multiplication and division, and fractions.


Ticket Pricing:

– $425 per teacher or

– $375 per teacher for 3 or more from one school (Note: sending a minimum of 3 teachers also means the resources can be used for the whole school).  Discount applies automatically at the check-out screen.

Download a flyer here:  Catch Up Yr7s – Flyer


August 1, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Ridge View Secondary College
359 Sixty Eight Rd
Baldivis, WA 6167 Australia
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