FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS…
WHAT LEARNING RESEARCH IS ALPATP BASED ON?
A Learning Place A Teaching Place provides rigorous mathematics teaching and learning based on current learning research. For concept specific research base, select Teaching Resources above, select Teach By Concept, and then the Concept on which you’d like to read the research. General research includes: (Read more)
WHAT RESOURCES ARE ON ALPATP?
While ALPATP provides complete K-6 Maths teaching resources, it is also designed to enhance and deepen teacher relational understanding of maths. The enormous number of K-6 Maths reosurces at A Learning Place A Teaching Place can be confusing to navigate! The SHORT GUIDED TOUR of the site covers ‘Teaching Resources’. The LONGER COMPLETE GUIDED TOUR covers everything on the entire site!
HOW CAN I STOP FEELING CONCERNED AT THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES ON ALPATP?
There are an enormous number of resources at A Learning Place A Teaching Place! While these resources include teaching plans, videos, investigations and problem solving, the real purpose of A Learning Place A Teaching Place is Teacher Professional learning! Professional learning is intended to change understanding and pedagogy! The change process takes time – and can involve feelings of concern! The Concerns-based Adoption Model of Change (CBAM) can help us to navigate this process!
HOW CAN I PROGRAM USING ALPATP?
For a programming strategy that may be used as whole grade, check out GRADE PROGRAMMING. For a strategy to differentiate the Grade Program to meet the learning levels of understanding of the students in your class, check out INDIVIDUAL TEACHER DIFFERENTIATING PROGRAMMING. (Read more)
HOW DOES ALPATP CONCEPT LEVELS FIT IN WITH THE NSW NUMERACY CONTINUUM?
Both the NSW Numeracy Continuum and the concept sequence levels at ALPATP outline a progression of learning that can be used when observing students working on problems in mathematics. (Read more)
WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TEN AND ALPATP?
TEN is an intervention program designed to provide support for students experiencing substantial difficulty in learning numeracy in the early years. ALPATP is a K-6 Mathematics Resource to provide relational understanding and metalanguage for all students, including those experiencing substantial difficulty in learning numeracy in the early years. (Read more)
WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TOWN AND ALPATP?
TOWN is a whole-class intervention initiative which focuses on improving numeracy skills of students in the upper primary years identified as not performing at expected stage level. ALPATP provides whole class resources focused on develop relational understanding of maths concepts, including in students in the upper primary years identified as not performing at expected stage level. (Read more)
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