Teaching Mental Maths

Teaching Mental Maths

Successful Numeracy Teaching includes an effective mental maths program. Unfortunately many numeracy programs focus on drill and kill rote recall of facts rather than taking a strategy focus which results in poor results for many students. Even more alarming is the damage that this approach can do to confidence, self esteem and…
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5 Steps For Successful Problem Solving Using Newman’s Prompts

5 Steps For Successful Problem Solving Using Newman’s Prompts

Kids struggling with Math Word Problems? Try our 5 steps to successful problem solving and banish student math anxiety forever!   Teaching math Problem Solving Strategies is my least favourite things to teach and most kids find it the worst thing to learn! I dislike teaching this topic because the kids…
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Top 5 Mental Maths Tips You Need To Know!

Top 5 Mental Maths Tips You Need To Know!

 Transform Teaching Mental Maths from 'Drill and Kill' into Fact Fluency Fun for your kids with our Top 5 Mental Maths Tips! Turning Math Fear into FUNtastic Fluency!   Not everyone knows their 'times tables', including Stanford Math Professor Jo Boaler, and it's time to stop the shaming and stigma…
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Math Anxiety is it REAL?

Math Anxiety is it REAL?

Math anxiety is real especially for people who hate math. Students and adults can fear math so much that they become mentally stressed and even traumatised to the extent that they refuse to actively participate in maths lessons. But math anxiety can also real for people who don't hate maths!…
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Genius Muffin Tin Maths Center Activities {For All Ages}

Genius Muffin Tin Maths Center Activities {For All Ages}

These Muffin Tin Maths activities are a great way to learn number facts and times tables.  Perfect math centers and Easy to differentiate. Your Kids will love it!     Using a Muffin tin for maths is a fun activity to help your students build recall and fluency of maths…
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Maths Teaching Strategies

Maths Teaching Strategies

Teaching Numeracy Teaching strategies are the key to students' success. We all want our kids to succeed in the maths classroom and the type of strategies we use will determine if they are successful or not when teaching numeracy Being strategy focussed and using creative hands-on maths teaching strategies in…
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Thinking & Talking About Math

Thinking & Talking About Math

No Time For Thinking? Recently there has been a over emphasis, & I think misplaced & misunderstood interpretation of Explicit learning, to the extent that I have seen maths lessons become a 'Chart bark' of blah, blah blah! Not good, and probably not what explicit teaching is really about! Amy Lin…
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Let Kids Figure It Out!

Let Kids Figure It Out!

There are some educators & parents who think that 'GOOD MATHS' in the classroom looks like  a teacher demonstrating & explaining single specific math concepts  in a step-by-step fashion to students. Followed up with lots of worksheets & even homework to practise what they have been shown! A very 'Traditional'…
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Guided Math

Guided Math

Some of you know that I am a Numeracy Coach for Teachers  (GiRN) as well as a classroom teacher. My role is to provide support with implementing the Australian Curriculum Mathematics Curriculum and work shoulder-to-shoulder with classroom teachers to make these changes. This term I am doing some maths coaching…
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Is Minecraft Really Educational?

Is Minecraft Really Educational?

Call me cynical... but is Minecraft really educational or is it an attempt to make school look exciting? Well I was proved wrong by this interesting article in The Conversation  which highlighted that schools are now designing curriculum in the key learning areas to Minecraft...READ MORE... Find out how to…
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The Remainder Problem

The Remainder Problem

Written division is a difficult and complex calculation for students even when divisions are 'tidy' that is there is no remainder. But introduce division that have something left, then a whole new set of learning is required. What should you do? Only give your students numbers that divide nicely? Write "r"…
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