It’s passion, not only work!

Richard KorboskyTeacher, Author and Presenter of Professional Development Courses in Mathematics

This website allows all to see the variety of work I am involved in and a chance to maintain contact with me. The website presents a range of teaching ideas and resources for teachers to use in their classrooms. I hope there is something for you which will motivate both yourself and your students.


A little bit about Richard

Richard Korbosky is the Owner/Operator of DAPMA Educational Consultancy. Throughout his career has 40 years involvement with education in a variety of positions with the Department of Education in WA as a primary teacher, with Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and Notre Dame University as a primary mathematics lecturer of pre-service teachers and graduate teachers and with the Catholic Education Office as a primary mathematics and generalist consultant serving schools in all parts of WA.

Richard is well known for his love of Mathematics. He develops and presents a range of Professional Learning Opportunities for teachers and curriculum leaders. He brings to his workshops a wealth of strategies in generalist ideas and applies them to Mathematics. One of his passions is enhancing teacher’s knowledge in mathematics to enable them to improve outcomes for the students they teach.

Professional Development

Richard has developed and presents a range of practical, hands–on Professional Learning Opportunities for teachers and curriculum leaders.


10496970_558205670976503_467928884371631005_oDuring many years Richard has been involved in an outcome approach to Education at the state level. He has been a member of a consultative group in the development of Mathematics Student Outcome Statements and latterly as part of the consultative group charged with the development of the Mathematics Learning Area in the Curriculum Framework and support documents such as the Getting Started books, the Mathematics Progress Map, the new Curriculum Guides and the Curriculum Guides Elaboration materials. He represents MAWA as a primary member for the Australian National Mathematics Curriculum and on the Consumer and Financial Literacy AAMT Project. Richard brings a wealth of classroom experience to his PDs and through his consultancy position has implemented an outcome approach to mathematics teaching by modelling contemporary mathematics lessons for both city and country teachers.

In 2003/2004 he spent one day a week teaching classes from PP-7 working cooperatively with individuals and small groups of teachers. These teachers were given the opportunity to become assessment literate by planning with Richard using the Mathematics Progress Map to explicitly focus on what needed to be assessed while Richard modeled the lesson. During this time he has developed a range of activities that reflect an outcome approach to teaching and learning catering for students at all levels.

One of the aspects of mathematics that I am most passionate about is developing children’s flexibility and their problem solving skills.

In 2005 he had six A2 Lower Primary Mathematics Games published by RIC and in 2006 had six A2 Middle Year Games for 10 year olds to 14 year olds published. In 2008 six of these games were developed for the IWB and computer environment. In 2013 RIC published six more A2 games called ‘More Maths Games’ . In 2012 Richard had two books published – Flexible mathematic thinking Foundation to Year 3 and Mental Thinking using the target number strategy. In 2013 He was also the mathematics consultant on the RIC publication Algebra and Number for Years F-6. Each of the books mentioned are linked to Australian Curriculum -Mathematics

2005 – 2014 Richard has worked part-time at ECU in 2nd & 3rd Years, Post Grad Dip and presently works as lecturer and tutor in the Early Childhood Program and Post Grad Dip teach ECE program. During this time he also developed and taught a 5 week programs for Year 5 and also Year 6 extension mathematics for the West Coast Region involving students from 3 DET schools. Since 2004 has been a writer of the Have Sum Fun On Line MAWA Mathematics problem solving competition for Years 5, 6, and 7. He is a member of the MAWA committee and is presently the President for the Maths Association of WA (MAWA). He is a presenter of mathematics at conferences at the regional, state, national and international level. He is also presently an AAMT Councillor.

Richard is trained facilitator of First Steps in Mathematics (Number and Measurement). He has worked closely with NIE over the past two years and writes the Footy Maths for schools. In 2013 NIE published a set of 4 different Mathematics card games called DUAL-OH. In 2014 the Dual-Oh cards are being developed for the iPhone and I Pads. Watch this space because Richard has also developed a Senior and a Junior set of football mathematics cards.

Richard helped me to consolidate Maths concepts from K-PPs! Great strategies to take back to class

Resources for Teachers

Sharing a range of mathematics teaching ideas with teachers, curriculum leaders and other educators.

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Professional Development

A range of practical, hands–on Professional Learning Opportunities for teachers and curriculum leaders.

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DUALOH! Brain Trainer

An infectious set of twelve mathematical card games that improve mental thinking and make the brain think.

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Products that we have on offer to improve the mathematical learning in classrooms.

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