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.
Two recent publications from the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) have contributed to the topical subject of classroom talk, or ‘dialogic teaching’, which emphasises the ‘natural affordances and opportunities that dialogue gives children to learn.’
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?
Are you are feeling that there is too much mathematics ‘to get through’ in your mathematics lessons? Here are a few examples of how to incorporate parts of your mathematics scope (outcomes) into other learning areas.
The voices and ideas of the teachers, academics, writers and children at PETAA’s ‘Professional Learning Intensive’ “Writing the Future” radiated from the ‘pages’ of their presentations.