MathsTalk Podcast

Welcome to MATHSTALK by AMSI Schools – where conversations in maths become part of your professional learning practice!

MATHSTALK brings classroom teachers of Mathematics a series of practice-focused professional learning conversations. Our episodes tackle key concepts, ideas and content in the Mathematics curriculum – and how to teach them effectively. Delivered and hosted by experienced mathematics educators and AMSI Schools Outreach Officers, MATHSTALK combines mathematical content knowledge, pedagogical expertise and practical classroom ‘knowhow’ for maths teaching practitioners from Foundation through to the senior years.

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SERIES 6: EPISODE 9 - HOW TO IMPROVE CURRICULUM PLANNING IN SCHOOLS: ENDING THE LESSON LOTTERY - A DISCUSSION

The Grattan Institute recently released a report looking at the benefits of a coordinated, whole-school approach
to planning – which carefully sequences learning of key knowledge and skills across subjects and year levels. In this episode, Leanne McMahon (AMSI) and Nadia Abdelal from EM Maths discuss the significance of this report and how the recommendations would play out in schools. Naturally we focus on Mathematics, but this is a discussion that belongs across all learning areas.
The report can be found here: https://grattan.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Ending-the-lesson-lottery-Grattan-Report.pdf
Nadia can be contacted here: https://www.emmaths.com.au/
Leanne can be contacted here: mathstalk@amsi.org.au
Find resources and ICE-EM Books at https://calculate.org.au/

SERIES 6: EPISODE 8 - MATHS ANXIETY IN TEACHERS

Host Leanne McMahon talks to Teacher education expert and former AMSI Outreach Officer, Helen Booth about the ‘elephant in the room’ for many primary teachers, Maths Anxiety. We look at its origins, how it may manifest itself and the effect it can have on our students. Secondary school maths teachers will also be interested in this topic, as they may have remnants of MA themselves, or could be asked to work with out of field colleagues who carry the burden.

Resources:

ICE-EM Textbooks: https://schools.amsi.org.au/ice-em-mathematics-textbooks/

Maths Anxiety paper used for stimulation:
Gerardo Ramirez, Stacy T. Shaw & Erin A. Maloney (2018) Math Anxiety: Past Research, Promising Interventions, and a New Interpretation Framework, Educational Psychologist, 53:3, 145-164, DOI: 10.1080/00461520.2018.1447384

AMSI Research into MA: https://schools.amsi.org.au/2019/01/14/choosemaths-days-2018-report-3-2/

Maths Anxiety and Gender: https://schools.amsi.org.au/2019/06/21/choosemaths-gender-report-2019/

Calculate: https://calculate.org.au/

Contact us at: MathsTalk@amsi.org.au

SERIES 6: EPISODE 7 - SENIOR MATHS REVISION SPECIAL

In our special episode aimed at Senior Mathematics students and their teachers, host, Leanne McMahon talks to the highly respected mathematics educator Vicky Kennard about how these students can use the last few weeks before the exams to maximise their chances of success. We look at where you should be at this stage and very importantly what to do if you’re not there yet.

ICE-EM Textbooks: https://schools.amsi.org.au/ice-em-mathematics-textbooks/
Neuroscience and education: https://www.youcubed.org/neuroscience-education-article/
Interleaving: https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-use-interleaving-foster-deeper-learning
Pomodoro Method: https://todoist.com/productivity-methods/pomodoro-technique

SERIES 6: EPISODE 6 - LEARNING TO LEARN MATHEMATICS

This is the first in a two part series, directed at all who teach and learn Mathematics. Host, Helen Booth talks with respected educator Vicky Kennard about the science of learning maths and how this can be put into practice by both teachers and students. They delve into study methods, learning theories, growth mindset and a plethora of other aspects of Maths learning. This will be a great episode to listen to before next week’s podcast that will be directed at senior students and how they can best use the last couple of months before exams.
Resources:

ICE-EM Textbooks: https://schools.amsi.org.au/ice-em-mathematics-textbooks/

Neuroscience and education: https://www.youcubed.org/neuroscience-education-article/

Interleaving: https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-use-interleaving-foster-deeper-learning

Pomodoro Method: https://todoist.com/productivity-methods/pomodoro-technique

SERIES 6: EPISODE 5 - READY SET UPSKILL - THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING DATA

Host, Leanne McMahon welcomes Marcus Garrett, former MathsTalk host and current Learning Solutions Designer at RMIT Online to discuss the idea that digital mindsets which are underpinned by mathematics, are the key to unlocking opportunities for young people in the jobs market, opportunities in life and also opportunities for the Australian economy.

Deloitte Access Economics and RMIT Online concluded in a report that one of the biggest emerging skill needs for the Australian economy remains digital skills, meaning the data and data interpretation skills that give people the confidence and the capacity to use digital technologies to make sound data-driven decisions when faced with complex problems. We look at how teachers can facilitate the development of these skills throughout school and how the RMIT Online team enable teachers and other professionals to build their data interpretation skills and maybe even increase their income in the process.

Resources:

ICE-EM textbooks: https://schools.amsi.org.au/ice-em-mathematics-textbooks/

RMIT Online: https://online.rmit.edu.au/

Ready, set, upskill: Effective training for the jobs of tomorrow: https://online.rmit.edu.au/insights/2021

Contact us: https://calculate.org.au/contact-schools/

SERIES 6: EPISODE 4 - CREATING SUCCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS

Host Leanne McMahon sits down to talk with Kerryn Sandford, a mathematics educator and principal of a secondary school in Melbourne, about her thoughts on how we can ensure our students achieve success in mathematics.

This episode sponsored by AMSI’s own ICE-EM textbook range: https://schools.amsi.org.au/ice-em-mathematics-textbooks/

We cover all manner of topics that she mentions in her article in the latest edition of MAV’s “Common Denominator” which can be accessed here:

https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Common-Denominator-Magazine

Other topics covered are:

Out of Field Maths teachers: https://tinyurl.com/AMSIOoF Also keep an eye out for the Report from the National Summit on Teaching Out-of-field: Synthesis and Recommendations for Policy, Practice and Research. Due end of June 2022.

Year 12 mathematics participation report: https://tinyurl.com/AMSIMathsChoices

Explicit Instruction: https://tinyurl.com/ExplicitInstructionVicEd

Twitter: @AMSIschools

Contact us: https://calculate.org.au/mathstalk-podcast/

SERIES 6: EPISODE 3 - THE PROBLEM WITH MATHS (AND SOME DIGITAL IDEAS TO FIX IT)

Host Leanne McMahon talks to educator and digital guru Greg O’Connor from Texthelp. Greg poses some of the problems he sees in how our students are learning maths and suggests some solutions for overcoming these issues. Contact us at www.calculate.org.au or https://www.facebook.com/amsischools

Resources:

Contact Greg:
Email: g.oconnor@texthelp.com
Twitter @gregoconnor
Webpage: gregoryoconnor.com

Texthelp
www.texthelp.com

EquatIO
https://www.texthelp.com/en-au/products/equatio/

EquatIO – Free for Teachers
https://text.help/freeforteachers

EquatIO For Schools/Universities – contact asiapac@texthelp.com

Other resources:

Early math skills predict later academic success

Australia’s Chief Scientist 2020 Australia’s STEM Workforce Report

A couple of posts by Greg:

Research has shown that mathematics textbooks contain more concepts per sentence and paragraph than any other type of text.

Joan M. Kenney (2005) Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction, ASCD, 2005

STEM texts are often written above the grade level for which they are intended
Barton, M. L., Heidema, C., & Jordan, D. (2002). Teaching Reading in Mathematics and Science. Educational leadership, 60(3), 24-28. PDF

Does reading *really* matter in mathematics?
https://www.theconfidentteacher.com/2021/04/does-reading-really-matter-in-mathematics/

Readability with Rewordify
https://rewordify.com/

SERIES 6: EPISODE 2 - TUTORING IN MATHEMATICS

Host Leanne McMahon talks all things tutoring with a ‘maths education novice.’ We discuss the options available for tutoring from a parental perspective and then look at how teachers (and parents) can use the Tutor learning initiative in Victorian schools (and also available in other states) As a spoiler, we came to a conclusion that private tutoring should probably be sought out as an option only if the student is prepared to take an active part in their classes and seek help from their teacher or school-based programs. We discuss the difficulty that parents have in finding a good tutor and make some suggestions. (another spoiler: It’s difficult and expensive in an unregulated industry.)

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Tutor Learning Initiative resources: https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/tutor-learning-initiative/resources

Determining the impact of TLI : https://lens.monash.edu/@education/2021/11/05/1384024/the-tutor-learning-initiative-needs-be-open-to-learning-but-not-just-by-students

Assessment for common misunderstandings: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/maths/assessment/Pages/misunderstandings.aspx

English research into the use of teaching assistants in the classroom: https://www.evidenceforlearning.org.au/assets/Guidance-Reports/Teaching-Assistants/E4L-Guidance-Report-Teaching-Assistants-Sep-WEB.pdf *Note that this deals with teaching assistants – not trained teachers. In fact it highlights the need for trained teachers and reinforces the value of the TLI

SERIES 6: EPISODE 1 - CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING: PRIMARY TO SECONDARY

In our first ‘live’ podcast for 2021, host, Leanne McMahon talks to Mathematics Consultant Nadia Abdelal. They discuss the importance of teaching for conceptual understanding, and why it needs to be extended into secondary classes. This is a must-listen for primary and secondary teachers alike and will hopefully stimulate some real discussion in staffrooms across Australia and the world. It is the first in a 2-part series on conceptual understanding in Mathematics and next week we will continue our discussion with a dive into teaching algebra for conceptual understanding.

Contact us at www.calculate.org.au 

Nadia’s website: https://emmaths.com.au

An NCTM article about teaching Maths for conceptual understanding: https://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathematics-Teaching-in-Middle-School/2018/Vol24/Issue1/Promoting-a-Conceptual-Understanding-of-Mathematics/

Marcus discusses the importance of Context in Mathematics: https://calculate.org.au/2016/02/19/2498/

Jo Boaler highlights that learning number facts is not all about procedure, and in fact a conceptual approach is more effective: https://www.youcubed.org/evidence/fluency-without-fear/

2021 RE-RELEASE. STARTING THE YEAR. WHAT CLASSROOMS NEED.

Due to popular demand we are re-releasing the episodes from 2020 that look at starting the year in Mathematics.

In the first Mathstalk series of the year, the team looks at starting the year in Mathematics. From setting up your classroom with resources, planning and delivering the best Maths lessons you can, to our favourite games, warmups and fun routines. In today’s episode, host Marcus Garrett talks to Cass Lowry (primary) and Leanne McMahon (secondary) about what Maths Classrooms need. They discuss must-have manipulatives in both primary and secondary classrooms and also look at On-line resources and Text books.

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SERIES 5: EPISODE 6 - ADDITION

In this Tea Break episode, host Claire Embregts is joined by AMSI Outreach Officer Anna Bock who shares some ideas and strategies that teachers can implement in the classroom to support their students with understanding the concept of Addition. We chat about some of the ideas that underpin Addition and the importance of providing practical situations with adding single digit numbers before moving to larger numbers. A range of links to resources are provided for teachers and parents.

Here are some resources for the Podcast.

For Teachers:

  • https://calculate.org.au/2018/09/14/building-number-sense-through-number-talks/
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254705172_Written_algorithms_in_the_primary_years_Undoing_the_’good_work’
  • https://amsi.org.au/teacher_modules/Addition_and_subtraction.html
  • https://www.cem.edu.au/CatholicEducationMelbourne/media/Documentation/Documents/Key-Ideas-in-Maths.pdf

For Parents:

  • https://calculate.org.au/2020/07/09/number-talks-for-parents/
  • https://calculate.org.au/2020/05/21/partitioning-one-is-a-snail-ten-is-a-crab/
  • https://calculate.org.au/2020/04/29/addition-and-subtraction/
SERIES 5: EPISODE 5 - MAV VIRTUAL CONFERENCE PREVIEW

Leanne McMahon interviews Mathematics Association of Victoria Events Manager, Jacqui Diamond about the upcoming Virtual Conference. We discuss how Covid-19 has thrown a spanner in the works of one of the biggest events in the Australian Maths Education community’s year and how Jacqui has devised ingenious ways of making the conference bigger and better. If you would like to contribute to the “LIVE” (not quite live) MAV Virtual Conference podcast as described in this podcast, share your MP3 or wav file, recorded on your phone (or wherever) using https://wetransfer.com to Leanne@amsi.org.au(sharing this way because they’re often too big to email)

While the conference is completely sold out, it’s worth listening to the ‘headline acts’ and looking them up using the links below.

SERIES 5: EPISODE 4 - FLUENCY IN MATHS

Host Leanne McMahon is joined by AMSI Outreach Officer and MathsTalk Twitter chat host, Cass Lowry to discuss the idea of Mathematical Fluency. This conversation stems from a #MathsTalk Twitter chat on the same topic held on November 12th 2020 that led to spirited debate and some great ideas

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SERIES 5: EPISODE 3 - THE EQUALS SIGN

Host Claire Embregts grabs a cuppa with AMSI Schools Outreach Officer Leanne McMahon to talk about the importance of the equals sign in Mathematics. We chat about the common misconceptions behind the equals sign and what teachers can do to avoid or rectify these misconceptions. Much of our discussion centres around a presentation from Max Stephens at the MERGA conference in 2006, a paper from which can be found here. https://merga.net.au/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2006_MERGA_CP.aspx

Join the conversation on @AMSIschools Twitter.

Related Links:

  • https://merga.net.au/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2006_MERGA_CP.aspx
SERIES 4: EPISODE 3 - TALKING GEOMETRY WITH MIKE CLAPPER

Hosts Leanne McMahon and Michael O’Connor are  joined by Mike Clapper, former Executive Director and Chief Mathematician at the Australian Mathematics Trust, to talk about geometry and its importance in the Australian Curriculum. We cover everything from why we teach geometry and how to develop geometric reasoning in our students to packing your car boot on camping holidays. Mike has kindly provided some accompanying episode notes which will be available to download through our calculate.org.au website as well as some links to some other related resources.

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SERIES 5: EPISODE 1 - EDU TWITTER PODCAST

Have you ever felt the urge to dip your toe in the murky waters of Twitter? In this episode, host, Leanne McMahon talks to Outreach Officer Cass Lowry about how to get started on Twitter and how it can be used as a part of your professional learning. We look at setting up your account, lurking, liking and finally getting involved in Twitter Chats – Especially ours! #MathsTalk 8pm AEST every Thursday.

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SERIES 4: EPISODE 2 - GEOMETRY REASONING

Host, Marcus Garrett talks to two members of the AMSI Outreach team, Cass Lowry and Michael O’Connor about the important proficiency of reasoning and how we can develop this in students of all ages, from pre-primary to later secondary. Contact us if you have comments or suggestions.

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SERIES 4: EPISODE 1 - DEALING WITH MISCONCEPTIONS IN GEOMETRY

This is the first episode in Series 4 for MathsTalk, in Term 3 of 2020 and in this series, we are focusing on Geometry. Host, Leanne McMahon chats with 2018 CHOOSEMATHS Teacher Award winner Sheila Griffin and fellow AMSI Schools Outreach Officer Anna Bock, about common student – and sometimes teacher – misconceptions in Geometry. We discuss how they can be tackled in the maths classroom in ways that engage students and really encourage them to think.

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SERIES 3: EPISODE 5 - KEEP CALM AND REMAIN CRITICAL

Special guest Dr Catherine Attard discusses her latest blog post with AMSI Outreach Officers Marcus Garrett and Leanne McMahon. In a spirited conversation, they look at how teachers and parents can discern between good and not-so-great mathematics resources in this time of information overload. They also discuss effective use of technology in Mathematics, the difference between performing and learning in maths and what ‘home-schooling’ really means.

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SERIES 3: EPISODE 4 - DEVELOPING NUMBER SENSE WITH SARAH ROSE

This episode of MathsTalk looks at the importance of developing number sense in small children and how this can be done by both teachers and parents.

Hosts Leanne McMahon and Marcus Garrett speak with 2018 AMSI CHOOSEMATHS Teacher Award winner Sarah Rose, from the Hunter Valley in NSW.

Sarah gives some great ideas for the development of number sense in children from babies to later primary years.

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SERIES 3: EPISODE 3 - LISTENING TO STUDENTS' VOICES IN MATHEMATICS

In this episode of MathsTalk, Leanne and Marcus chat to recent CHOOSEMATHS Schools Outreach Officer and current secondary mathematics teacher Jacinta Blencowe about why allowing students to talk about their mathematical working and understanding is such a critical element in their maths education. They discuss the ways in which parents and teachers can develop children’s mathematical language and vocabulary and also provide some practical tips, resources and strategies for encouraging useful and productive discourse around mathematical working and problem solving.

Please note that due to remote recording under the sudden circumstances of work-from-home arrangements during the Covid-19 crisis, the recording sound quality for this and last episode is not to our usual standard. We are working on gaining access to equipment to ensure future from-home recordings are at the best sound quality possible.

Thanks for your understanding.

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SERIES 3: EPISODE 2 - TIPS AND TRICKS COMPILATION

Host, Leanne McMahon introduces her fellow Outreach Officers from AMSI Schools and asks them what is their go-to Mathematics activity for children at home. We cover ages 5-16 and give some fun, practical tips for making Maths interesting and relevant for your house-bound mini mathematicians.

Please note that due to remote recording under the sudden circumstances of work-from-home arrangements during the Covid-19 crisis, the recording sound quality for this and last episode is not to our usual standard. We are working on gaining access to equipment to ensure future from-home recordings are at the best sound quality possible.

Thanks for your understanding.

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SERIES 3: EPISODE 1 - USING MATHS GAMES AND ACTIVITIES DURING HOME LEARNING

In this Episode, Marcus Garrett speaks with mathematics education guru Michael Minas about using maths games and activities to engage students during home based learning, precipitated by the Covid-19 crisis during which most Australian classrooms are operating via distance learning. Michael provides parents, caregivers and teachers with both encouragement and some great, practical tips about how to engage – and focus – children and young people during this challenging time.

Please note that due to remote recording under the sudden circumstances of work-from-home arrangements during the Covid-19 crisis, the recording sound quality for this and last episode is not to our usual standard. We are working on gaining access to equipment to ensure future from-home recordings are at the best sound quality possible.

Thanks for your understanding.

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SERIES 3: INTRO –MATHS AT HOME FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

In our special ‘Social Isolation’ Episode, Host Marcus Garrett, talks to AMSI Schools Program Manager and CHOOSEMATHS Project Director, Janine Sprakel about what we should be doing to help children of all ages with their Mathematics at home. We look at the expectations on parents at this crazy time and how to manage them. We then examine some of the fantastic resources, ideas and games that can be found on the Calculate website and on other websites from around the world.

Learn how to enjoy this time with your children, with tips to find curriculum-linked games and activities, all designed to increase confidence and joy in students, parents and teachers alike.

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SERIES 2: EPISODE 1 - STARTING THE YEAR IN MATHS: WHAT MATHS CLASSROOMS NEED

In this episode, host Marcus Garrett talks to AMSI Outreach Officers Cass Lowry (primary) and Leanne McMahon (secondary) about what Maths Classrooms need. They discuss must-have manipulatives in both primary and secondary classrooms and also look at On-line resources and text books.

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SERIES 2: EPISODE 2 – WHAT MAKES FOR A GOOD MATHS LESSON?

Host Leanne McMahon talks to AMSI Schools Manager Janine Sprakel and Outreach Officer Marcus Garrett about the features of a good Maths lesson. We look at the structure, content, delivery and context of lessons and how to plan for a sensational learning experience with your students.

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Useful Reading on using Warm Ups:

SERIES 2: EPISODE 3 – PI DAY SPECIAL

In a special episode to celebrate International Maths Day, host Leanne McMahon talks to AMSI CHOOSEMATHS award winners Elizabeth Dewar and Ryan Jellie. We discuss the changes that they’ve made to the teaching of Maths at Boneo Primary School and how these changes have affected their students. AMSI Outreach Officer Marcus Garrett joins Leanne in a road trip to Boneo to talk to the students and hear about their interpretation of ‘Maths is everywhere.’

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EPISODE 5: MULTIPLICATION MATTERS PART 3

Host Leanne McMahon chats to AMSI Schools Outreach Officers Nadia Abdelal and Marcus Garrett about multiplication in this final episode in the Multiplication Matters series. They talk everything arrays, how they connect to vertical algorithms as well as why they are important in algebraic expansion and factorisation.

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EPISODE 4: FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS PART 2

Hosts Marcus Garrett and Nadia Abdelal continue the discussion with Outreach Officer Helen Booth on the teaching of fractions and decimals. This episode focuses on the five fractional constructs and the importance of delivering these in a more conceptual way.

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EPISODE 3: MULTIPLICATION MATTERS PART 2

Host Nadia Abdelal and AMSI Schools Outreach Officer Leanne McMahon delve further into multiplicative concepts, with a focus on the pedagogical progressions. They chat about the importance of subitising and how this developmental milestone paves the way for successful multiplicative development.

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EPISODE 2: TALKING NUMBER – FRACTIONAL THINKING

Host Marcus Garrett and AMSI Schools Outreach Officer Helen Booth discuss the difficulties that students have with learning fractions and decimals, how this can impact learning and ways to address these.

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EPISODE 1: MULTIPLICATION MATTERS PART 1

Host Marcus Garrett and AMSI Schools Outreach Officer Leanne McMahon discuss the difference between ‘knowing multiplication facts’ and ‘multiplicative thinking’. They chat about the developmental sequence of multiplication-related concepts from the early years through to the middle years in the Australian maths curriculum.

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