Numeracy

Our vision at Port Fairy Consolidated School is to provide a shared mathematical experience where all students have the opportunity to learn and succeed at their developmental level.

Our Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) mathematics approach means that all children can learn and teachers can significantly improve achievement for all learners.  This is through implementing effective well-crafted, well taught lessons to assist teachers to deliver effective instruction. This significantly lifts student achievement with lessons that maximise student learning across all areas of the Victorian Curriculum.

Key lesson delivery strategies

  • Checking for understanding – continually verifying that students are learning while they are being taught
  • Explaining – teaching by telling
  • Modelling – teaching using think alouds to reveal to students the strategic thinking required to solve a problem
  • Demonstrating – teaching using physical objects to clarify the content and to support kinaesthetic learning