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…

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Questioning to promote reasoning

How do we get students talking about their mathematical thinking? This is a common question that classroom teachers ponder when reflecting on mathematics lessons. Reasoning in mathematics is also a current theme within mathematics education research; proportional reasoning, mathematical reasoning, spatial reasoning, algebraic reasoning and numerical reasoning, just to name a few. Two previous conferences…