The question of how to plan and deliver an effective mathematics lesson holds no easy answer. A ‘good’ maths lesson can be as varied in scope, structure, content and delivery as the degree [...]

Part of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership’s (AITSL) Illustrations of practice series, the video “The No Language Method” demonstrates a strategy that encourages students [...]

“The world is changing. We no longer need students to just be fast calculators . . . We need students who can think and develop mathematical models and reason and problem solve . . . [...]

“When a problem comes along, you must whip it.” – Mark Allen Mothersbaugh & Gerald Casale, ‘Whip it’ by ‘Devo’ Why is it that so many students – and [...]

Welcome back to the school year. By now you have met your classes and are well underway, no doubt. I thought I’d share this story with you, as it might be all too common…and avoidable with a [...]

As Billy Connolly says, “Why would I want to learn Algebra? I never plan to visit there.” In this article we explain why providing real-world context can be critical to engaging students in [...]

Having spent 30 years in the secondary classroom, I jumped at the opportunity to visit a primary school recently. I spent some time in a couple of Grade 5 and 6 classrooms, where students were [...]

A Mathematical ‘Learning Conversation’ challenges students to explain and justify their thinking in mathematics. A Learning Conversation in Mathematics refers to authentic, [...]