Addressing low NUMERACY levels • Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (the day prior to the Annual Conference)

Facilitator: Jamie Gray, Peter Lalor Secondary College

Struggling to engage your students with Numeracy tasks? You’re not alone. Many students give up when it comes to Numeracy, as they have not tasted success in the past when it comes to this subject.

To meet the requirements of the VCAL certificate students must complete a Numeracy unit, so there is no escaping it!

Jamie will unpack the VCAL Numeracy outcomes and provide engaging strategies and resources on how you can deliver the VCAL Numeracy unit in a meaning full way, support your students to achieve their outcomes and develop a love of Numeracy

Jamie Gray has been teaching maths and science for thirty years and has been involved with the VCAL program since it piloted in 2003. Jamie has co-written materials for VCAL students and teachers including VCAL First and the VCAL Numeracy materials for Responsible Gambling Victoria. Jamie has been on the VCAA VCAL Quality Assurance Panel since 2006 and has been at the forefront of VCAL initiatives.  Jamie also regularly lectures teachers on Numeracy issues at universities, conferences and workshops. Currently, Jamie is co-writing the new VCAL Numeracy units and prepares articles for VCAL teachers through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s Common Denominator.

What participants have said in the past about Jamie’s presentations:

  • Really great resource ideas and explanation
  • Great speaker, great ideas for activities
  • Excellent resources and enthusiasm for subject
  • Great practical ideas


Cancellations and substitutions: Cancellations notified in writing prior to the event incur a fee of 50%; otherwise no refund is given. Substitutes are welcome at any time.

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Time: Registration opens 9.00 am, session commences sharp 9.30am – 3.00pm

Max numbers: 40

Fees: Members $220, Non-members $280

Morning tea and lunch provided