• Helping Students Shine At Mathematical Problem Solving
    Helping Students Shine At Mathematical Problem Solving
    August 27, 2014 0 Comments None

    The other force behind Natural Maths, Johnny Baker has been tucked away developing a series of maths challenges aimed at helping students become better at maths but equally important, excited about maths, which is fundamental in every day life., Attention All Maths Coordinators, If you're looking for a fun and engaging way to help students appreciate and understand maths batter, and a way to help you take maths teaching to a higher level - keep ready! The Natural Maths Challenges are for you if...

  • Measurement Kits Prove Great Fun For Teachers And Students
    Measurement Kits Prove Great Fun For Teachers And Students
    August 15, 2014 0 Comments None

    Below is a picture of the measurement kits that teachers at Elizabeth were given to explore strategies around transititivity, measurement and more., Maths Language, Tools And Fun - Simply Measures Up , First they were asked, as were the year 2/3 class later in the day, to play with the pieces and see what they could do with them. The teachers launched in more playfully than the students did later on, which delightfully surprised us all. It made me wonder, does this mean we do not give...

  • Literacy And Numeracy Week Time To Discuss Maths Fears
    Literacy And Numeracy Week Time To Discuss Maths Fears
    August 11, 2014 0 Comments None

    As we work with teachers, some of those who are the most committed to learning as much as they can about teaching maths are the ones who did not like maths at school. Typically they describe themselves as shrinking when the word 'maths' came up., When Subtraction Made You Shudder , Digging deeper with some of them, a few patterns emerged. Many teachers can identify the teacher, their process, or an activity that turned them off. Top of the list is timed table tests where scores were called...

  • Naturally Great Maths Happens With Witchetty Grubs
    Naturally Great Maths Happens With Witchetty Grubs
    August 10, 2014 0 Comments None

    Taking Natural Maths To The Outback, Over the past couple of weeks, I was lucky enough to experience the remote western areas of South Australia, taking Natural Maths to the wonderful teachers and students in these great communities.,  , It was a wonderful experience seeing so much of the beautiful APY lands. Even more so, it was humbling to work with the teachers in these remote areas who give up being with their families and close friends to work in these very remote areas.,  , At...