Sometimes the best way to get faster is to slow down. This is exactly what we as teachers should be doing to improve students’ mathematical fluency.
Representing student thinking needs to happen in-situ and needs to be negotiated with the students.
If learning is an active process, what does that mean for me as the teacher and what is my role in the classroom?
How can we utilise mathematics teaching strategies in English? This blog explores flipping Number Talks to Letter Talks and other strategy sharing ideas.
Over the summer break there have been a number of teachers asking each other for advice regarding setting up rooms, what concepts or books to focus on, or discussing what themes might interest their new class of students. These questions are all valid and show that teachers are keen to hook students into learning from…
This will be our last blog week for 2018! We wish all teachers, educators and their families a happy holiday and we hope you all get a well-deserved rest. We will be adding up some resource and courses over January so look out for new items and keep coming back to the site to see what’s…
Programming your practices As the year draws to an end for most schools, planning for 2019 is beginning already. I thought it would be good to highlight some of the ‘buzz words’, concepts or ideas that are having an impact in mathematics classrooms. When planning for mathematics at this time of the year, spend the…
Once again, a big-name company has brought mathematics to the masses- without even knowing it! Macdonald’s® have their current offer on about choosing flavours for your frozen FANTA® drink.
Heard of floorstorming? Annette in her recent resource Writing to Learn recommended a teaching strategy called floorstorming. This blog looks at this tool from a mathematical perspective.
It’s that time of the year again when primary teachers shift their focus to collating assessment data to write end of semester reports to parents. So how do we make judgements in mathematics? And what does ‘high’ or ‘outstanding’ look and sound like in mathematics?