Anita’s whole-school approach to primary maths

Anita believes a consistent whole-school approach to maths is essential to improve student understanding and achievement in primary schools.

Anita’s approach to leading maths in primary schools includes all the strategies and tools you need to:

  • develop school-wide protocols for maths, including consistent lesson structure and making maths part of your stage/grade
  • improve your teachers’ maths content knowledge
  • organise your resources so they can be used with ease in the classroom
  • implement powerful strategies to differentiate and address gaps in student understanding.

Anita grounds her approach in Anita Chin’s Primary Maths Framework (2020) which is the culmination of more than 25 years’ experience in leading and teaching mathematics in Australian primary schools.

Anita’s Primary Maths Framework

The Framework combines a strong evidence base with Anita’s extensive knowledge of what works best in primary maths classrooms.

The Framework provides a structure to support schools to implement a consistent and sustainable whole-school approach to maths. It contains four components:

  • a whole-school approach led by a dedicated crew (navy)
  • goals for teachers (teal)
  • 10 elements of high-quality maths lessons (coloured jigsaw pieces arranged in four layers)
  • personal dispositions and practices (orange).

All of Anita’s professional learning links to her Framework which is complemented by her 360 Degree School Reflection Tool. The Reflection Tool is designed to be used at key milestones on your learning journey to gather the data you need to demonstrate progress towards your school’s goals for mathematics.

Anita’s tools for leading primary maths

Anita has developed a suite of tools to support leaders to implement a consistent whole-school approach to maths K–6.

Anita’s 360º School Reflection Tool

Designed to be used at key milestones on your learning journey with Anita, the Reflection Tool allows you to analyse your situation and plan the next steps to meet your school’s strategic goals for maths.



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Anita’s Accountability Tools

Anita’s Accountability Tools are used by your maths team and classroom teachers to assist them to plan and record their implementation and progress towards their strategic goals in maths.

Anita’s Ultimate Toolkit for Leaders

Using her trademark practicality to bring the research alive, Anita’s Ultimate Toolkit folder is jam-packed with the tools and strategies you need to drive sustainable improvement in maths.