In this short course we present an Introduction to the CRSA model of instruction for mathematics. Teaching maths using the model can help build student understanding and minimise the development of misconceptions. It will help you differentiate learning experience in a manageable way. The course uses primary student examples to demonstrate how you can implement the CRSA model in your classroom. If you have not been using the CRSA model we highly recommend you enrol in this course and see how you can start using it with your students tomorrow. Enjoy!

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • Introduction
    • Instructions for reviewing and reflecting on examples
    • Primary - Fish Problem
    • Primary - solutions quiz
  • 2
    Theory and practice of CRSA
    • CRSA Explanation
    • CRSA Process Reflection
    • Why use CRSA?
    • Student fighting fish solution with analysis
    • Student Solution Reflection
    • Using CRSA for differentiation
  • 3
    CRSA in Practice
    • CRSA breakdown of the example problems
    • CRSA in Practice - The Fighting Fish problem
  • 4
    Wrap up, resources and your course certificate


  • Marg Buckle

    Marg Buckle

    Principal Consultant

    Since founding LearningYou in 2014,  Marg has been delivering professional development for Australian teachers with a focus on numeracy.    She has conducted many professional development workshops with primary and secondary schools throughout Queensland.  In addition,  Marg has implemented specific numeracy programs for schools and worked hands on with teachers in the classroom to help share, learn and embed professional development through practical peer support engagements.Marg’s passion for mathematics and desire to share its beauty is contagious.  Her previous role as Principal Education Advisor Australian Curriculum for the Department of Education, Queensland enabled her to share this passion as she developed and delivered professional learning for school leaders and teachers.Marg was the mathematics consultant on the highly successful Project U2B (upper two bands) and was responsible for the development of the online lessons, implementation of Polya’s problem solving thinkboard, and identification of the explicit teaching of numeracy strategies.  Marg has written tiered questions for the 20 Questions in 20 Days program and Problem Solving Strategies within edStudios.Marg bridges the primary/secondary gap with her ability to breakdown theoretical knowledge of mathematical concepts and teacher pedagogy and transfer it to practical teaching skills.    Marg holds a Masters in Education and Work,  a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education.  She has worked across different states education systems in Australia,  Asia and the UK.