Workshop Details

This is a facilitated onlinecoursecomprising two one-hour sessionsand a facilitator supported community of practice requiring one to two hours ofinvolvement per week for four weeks. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and reflect on the new learning and exchange experiences and ideas with each other and the facilitator.

Topics covered

The course covers:

  • the importance of proportional reasoning within the context of numeracy, workplace competence, and problem-solving
  • a model for developing lower-skilled adults’ numeracy skills
  • how to use diagnostic assessment to target and develop key skills
  • a deep-dive into specific strategies designed to effectively develop lower-skilled adult learners’ proportional reasoning, fraction, decimal and percentage skills
  • introduction to a range of resources designed to develop learners’ skills.

The learning outcomes

At the end of this course participants will:

  • understand the importance of proportional reasoning with adult numeracy and develop their own proportional reasoning skills
  • use diagnostic assessment to assess a learners’ understanding of proportional reasoning, fractions, decimals and percentages
  • design and deliver effective lessons on proportional reasoning, fractions, decimals or percentages
  • develop a toolbox of strategies to teach proportional reasoning, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Who is this in-house course for? 

This course is recommended for teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice. (Tapatoru Pūkenga Papa Rua – Level 2)

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Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of course requirements.


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