Foundations for Mastery in Calculation

In this session, Dave shares his passing for deep understanding of calculation. Dave has been exploring calculation as part of his doctoral studies. He is the co-author and creator of the Sense of Number Visual Calculation Policy, which encapsulates the depth of understanding found in this session and helps to establish a consistent approach to the teaching of calculation across school. In this session, Dave shares the 9 Jigsaw Pieces that Complete Mastery in Calculation and the 5 Foundations to Mastery in Calculation

1.    Sense of Number including the importance of Partitioning

2.    Use of Concrete Resources and Pictorial Representations

3.    Knowledge of Key Facts

4.    Conceptual Understanding of each operation (Structures)

5.    Correct Use of Technical Language