So much has been written about that test, and the messages are confusing. Indigenous students’ literacy and numeracy skills have improved at twice the rate of their peers’ over the past decade, new NAPLAN data shows. Sydney Morning Herald 08/04/2019 … since 2008 there have been statistically significant gains and year levels, particularly at the…
A common concern that teachers often bring up is that their students solve number tasks mentally by ‘visualising’ the vertical algorithm. I’ve been asked a couple of times in the last month or so, How do I stop, or discourage my students from using a vertical algorithm?
Considering ‘Tetris’. Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education (DoE), was recently part of a collaboration between The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) in a get-together titled ‘Schools Summit – Future frameworks for challenging times’…
Missed MANSW’s Primary And Middle years K-8 conference on Saturday? Here are some reflections of the day.
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?