Katherin Cartwright is a passionate mathematics educator and is currently a sessional lecturer and tutor at The University of Sydney teaching mathematics to pre-service teachers in primary education. She has just completed her PhD researching teacher noticing of mathematical fluency in primary students.

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Maths on a train

If you live in Sydney and catch the train, then there’s a good chance you’ve played the Train Carriage Numbers game. The rules are easy but sometimes finding a solution is hard! A good game has few rules, and limitless possibilities, and this fits the bill. The game was brought back to my attention when…

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Reviewing the review: Exploring curriculum reforms in NSW

Last week NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) released the interim report on the curriculum review Nurturing wonder and igniting passion: Designs for a future school curriculum. This 131 page document presents a summary if initial feedback and early recommendations regarding the future of education in NSW. “The Interim Report is informed by a first phase…

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Reflecting on: Making 2020 count

In August I presented at the Making 2020 count numeracy conference organised by Tracy Durheim (from Evans River K-12 School) and her team who run the Northern Rivers Mathematics Community. The conference connects teachers, leaders and educators to explore current research and teaching strategies to drive effective mathematics teaching and learning. The conference opened with…