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 [...]

Technology is often used in maths classes as a replacement tool for what could be done without it anyway. The following lesson in a grade 2 class used technology where the learning could not be [...]

“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 [...]

Comparing capacity measures for liquid refreshments between states in Australia can be a confusing enterprise – and one not without a degree of cultural embarrassment, especially when [...]

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, [...]