Recent Mathematics Professional Development at Spring Gully Primary School


Spring Gully Primary School has participated in a professional development day in Mathematics , with Michael Ymer. Michael is a consultant in a wide range of professional development programs in schools. He provided an enthusiastic and entertaining presentation on the teaching of Mathematics.

His main focus was:

Mixed abilities in mathematics... Coping with under and over achievers in the same lesson.

Incorporating the framework of VELS into the daily mathematics lesson.

Problem Solving...incorporating the " working mathematically " dimension into the daily lesson.

Managing Mathematics....ideas to help teachers manage and organize their classrooms in mathematics lessons.

Michael also provided a program for parents in the evening.

Michael demonstrated  lessons for teachers with students in  Grade Prep, Grade 2, Grade 4 and Grade 6 classrooms. These lessons were very beneficial, as teachers were released from their classes at various times to view these lessons to see the theory in practice.

The approach that Michael Ymer demonstrated is being consistently applied throughout the school. The 'Ymer' approach gives greater flexibility and scope for student performance and extension and enrichment activities to support individual students.



Spring Gully
Primary School

Spring Gully Road,

Bendigo 3550

Phone: 5443 7230

Fax: 5441 5584