• An Assessment Day
    An Assessment Day
    July 23, 2013 0 Comments None

    Today, Ann is running a Maths Assessment Workshop at the Hindmarsh EDC and expects an audience of about 120 people. She has some very clear messages about the importance of formative assessment and the role it plays in planning differentiated units of work. Here is one of the slides she will be using during the day to stimulate discussion about where teachers are right now with their assessment and the direction in which they want to go., “If you have clear intents about what you hope students...

  • Telstra Awards
    Telstra Awards
    July 19, 2013 0 Comments None

    It’s now 11 years since Natural Maths won the Telstra Business Award for a micro-business (a business with less than 5 employees). This week we were invited as alumni to the Queensland Awards night and what a brilliant evening it turned out to be. It was great to be reminded of the fact that to run any business is hard but rewarding work and that valuing the people that you work with and for is a key part of making and keeping your enterprise a success., Thanks to all of you who have been part...

  • NAIDOC Week
    NAIDOC Week
    July 08, 2013 0 Comments None

    Let’s take a moment to recognise Naidoc week and celebrate with an Australian counting book., An Australian 1, 2, 3 of Animals by Bronwyn Bancroft (a descendant of the Bundjalung people of New South Wales) is one of my favourite books for introducing doubles and near doubles. It is illustrated using aboriginal-style designs and stands in its own right as a beautiful picture book. As a counting book it is also very clever, creating double page spreads of very clear double and near double designs...