A recent German study suggests that in some circumstances, parents’ assistance with their kids’ mathematics can be counterproductive. Here’s why. In 2004 my wife and I decided to take our young [...]
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 [...]
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