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Newman’s Prompts

Newmans propmpts

Using Newman’s Prompts & Error Analysis Newman’s prompts and error analysis are a tool that can be used to help teachers to teach students how to solve maths problems. They are the brain child of one…

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Teaching Repeated Addition

Teaching repeated addition strategies

Teaching repeated addition is a way to improve  multiplication fluency for students who can’t learn their multiplication facts. Teaching repeated addition will help students to build their understandings about multiplication using what they already know about addition.…

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Teaching Mental Maths

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…

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Top 5 Mental Maths Tips

Teaching Mental Maths

Teaching Mental Maths strategies is the best way of teaching math facts. Mental Math teaching programs help to build strategies, fluency and  automaticity which means that kids develop their ability to perform and solve equations quickly…

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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…

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Successful Students

So what’s the magic ingredient to student achievement? The first question I ask when I meet a teacher whose students are successful is “How did you do it” then “What do you do that makes…

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Science Week Ideas

Lesson ideas for Sceince Week

    We kick off on Day 1 with: Science Lesson For Foundation -Y2 Changing Lands & Skies – Science Unit – Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) Here is an awesome website just for Australian Teachers! It…

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Guided Math

Math Coaching Tips

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…

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