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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…

Reflecting on: STEMMING the tide

On Saturday 10 August I attended the Sydney University STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy’s inaugural alumni conference, STEMMING the tide: Promoting STEM through Innovative Programs in Schools. What an amazing day of past and present academy schools presenting their STEM programs, pedagogical practices and student successes. With a mixture of keynotes, workshops and panel presentations there…