Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Maths Rotations

About this Illustration of Practice

In a mathematics lesson on multiplication and place value, a graduate teacher rotates students through a number of workstations as a means of engaging students and reinforcing core concepts. Prior to commencing the rotation through the workstations, the teacher explicitly revises how to use place value when multiplying large numbers.  Digital curriculum resources, such as those used in the lesson, allow students to practice their skills, while the teacher can set and assess individual challenges and learning outcomes. The teacher discusses with a colleague her rationale for, and commitment to using ICT-based learning to engage students.

Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.4
Select and use resources
Career stage
Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning.
Other descriptors
Standard 4
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Focus area 4.2
Manage classroom activities
Career stage
Demonstrate the capacity to organise classroom activities and provide clear directions.
  1. What needs to be considered when you are selecting digital curriculum resources and tools?
  2. What are the success indicators that can be used for measuring the effectiveness of ICT for learning?
  3. How can you improve your knowledge of ICT resources that you can use to engage your students in their learning?
O’Connor Primary School
Western Australia
Year level
Year 6
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O’Connor Primary School is located in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 600km east of Perth. Both numeracy and literacy are priorities at the school, with the school receiving funding through the Smarter Schools National Partnership to support initiatives to improve student learning outcomes. The graduate teacher has been placed at the school on a year long internship, which she believes has allowed her to gain a greater understanding of the entire school community and its dynamics.

Content provider
Country Education Partnership – Western Australia (CEP–WA)
Content provider
Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA)
Content provider
Tertiary Educators Rural, Remote and Regional Network (TERRR Network)

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