COVID-19 has totally disrupted the way we think about personal and public financial practices, with real implications for how schools prepare a financially capable citizenry.
Through her ongoing work in the field, Carly Sawatzki has found that young people’s observations and experiences with money can influence the way they respond to money-related mathematics problems. The extent of financial loss and hardship being experienced by Australian families means that it is more important than ever to teach money and financial mathematics in research-informed, practical and sensitive ways.
In this keynote address, Carly will share examples of real world learning tasks that meaningfully connect the teaching of mathematics and numeracy in consumer, economic, and financial contexts. Through these tasks and the teaching strategies Carly models, you will deep dive into financial mathematics and discover new opportunities to engage students in applying mathematics to the sorts of financial problems and decisions life throws up. Carly’s insights will make you laugh, cry, and want to teach financial mathematics differently.