Maths Made Easy

Practical maths workshops with Marie Hirst and Dr Jo Knox

Making Maths Count (years 0-8)

A series of 6 numeracy workshops designed for teachers who are new to the profession, returning after a career break, overseas-trained or teachers simply wishing to consolidate their practice.

Session 1: Progressions in Number and Assessment Tools

Session 2: Getting Started, Planning and Teaching Number Knowledge

Session 3: Addition, Subtraction and Place Value (including Rich Tasks)

Session 4: Multiplication and Division, (including Rich Tasks)

Session 5: Fractions and Proportional Thinking, (including Rich Tasks)

Session 6: Making Maths Relevant

$175+ GST per workshop or $850 for the complete series of six

Choose from 3 North Island locations

Whangarei : St Francis Xavier

Auckland: Long Bay Primary

Hamilton : Hillcrest Normal

Maths Leadership Workshops (11.00am-12.45pm)

Join us and maths leaders from other schools in a friendly and supportive community to grow your leadership capability as well as;

  • network with other maths leaders

  • share and discuss hot topics and best practice

  • keep up to date with professional readings, research and events.

The agenda for each workshop will be confirmed termly based on the current needs of the group. Termly registration $40 + GST per workshop or pay only $100 +GST for the whole year.

2021 dates

29th March

31st May

9th August

8th November

Venue : Northcross Intermediate, North Shore, Auckland

Setting Up Maths for Success (years 0-8)

A workshop for beginning teachers or a refresher for those who want some new ideas for next year.

This whole day hands-on workshop will weave effective maths pedagogy with exciting practical activities to hook your students into maths at the beginning of the year. You will leave with a detailed plan and resources for your first 3 weeks of maths for the next school year.

  • Help your students develop positive dispositions towards mathematics

  • Engaging tasks to help you get to know your learners and create a maths buzz in your classroom

  • Successfully organise a purposeful independent program.

2021 dates

$175 + GST

This workshop will now be held online via zoom.

Choose to register for either

Tuesday 23rd Nov (9.15 - 2.45) or

Split over 2 days from 4pm - 6pm on Thursday 11th Nov and Thursday 18th Nov

This also includes a free optional registration to another online workshop: 'Maths Warm Ups' or 'Digitising your Maths Classroom'.

Supporting Learners in Mathematics (years 0-8)

This full day workshop designed for Teacher Aides will explore;

  • clear progressions for the development of number,

  • developing number knowledge and the COSMDBRICS programme,

  • developing number strategies through effective use of materials

  • best practice for nurturing happy confident mathematicians.

Auckland: 29 November 2021 (Northcross Intermediate)

Whangarei: 24 February 2022 (Barge Conference Centre)

$175 + GST 9.15am - 2.45pm

Auckland: 29 November 2021

Whangarei: 24 February 2022

"Fantastic presenters. Passionate & knowledgeable"


"Courses are well facilitated, practical and relevant"

Year 4-6 teacher

"Lots of useful information and practical ideas"

Y0-3 teacher

" Well designed workshop and confident presenters"

Y7-8 teacher