• Taking Maths Literally Everywhere
    Taking Maths Literally Everywhere
    July 28, 2014 0 Comments None

    I am really excited to be going to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands to work with students and teachers for the next two weeks. I expect to be uncontactable for much of that time as some of the areas have very limited telecommunications., Today I started at Ceduna, then drive to Yalata. Tuesday on to Oak Valley for two days then an early morning drive to Maralinga and a flight to Umuwa followed by a late drive to Ernabella. The weekend will be spent at Yulara and...

  • How Many Treats Required - Using Everyday Situations To Teach Maths
    How Many Treats Required - Using Everyday Situations To Teach Maths
    July 23, 2014 0 Comments None

    At Natural Maths, we're big believers that if you apply everyday situations to maths problems and make them fun, students will respond better and be able to speak mathematically quicker, as well as think mathematically with confidence. , Today, a student named Ramon put me in the picture! Yes, I was wearing green with a necklace just like the one in the image, and I was grumpy in the story I told., The problem that I gave the reception students was that I was feeling a little grumpy because...

  • NAIDOC Week And Bronwyn Bancroft
    NAIDOC Week And Bronwyn Bancroft
    July 07, 2014 0 Comments None

    Today kicks of NAIDOC week so we've taken this exciting opportunity to promote one of our favourite book. We have chosen Bronwyn Bancroft as one of our favourite Aboriginal authors., Her books are beautifully illustrated and in them she acknowledges, 'I know that my artistic talent descends from my Old People - they have gifted it to me - and I feel very honoured by that'., Using indigenous artistry, Bronwyn features some of Australia's favourite wildlife including wallabies, sugar gliders, emus...

  • Problematised Situation Using Chicken's Feathers
    Problematised Situation Using Chicken's Feathers
    July 02, 2014 0 Comments None

    I saw these chickens in a classroom at Port Lincoln Junior Primary School in Jan Pickens room. As you can see the students had been exploiting positional language after reading 'Rosie's Walk'. Each chicken had six tail feathers and this on its own demonstrated different ways that six feathers could be arranged., For me though, a problematised situation came to mind. Here it is:, My friend the year one teacher wants her class to make these chickens too, but she is too busy to work out how many...