23 Nov 2016

What Neuroscience Tells Us About Making Fractions Stick

From the awesome MindShift blog, written by Katrina Schwartz:

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/11/21/what-neuroscience-can-tell-us-about-making-fractions-stick/



17 Nov 2016

Christmas Stars as a maths activity

Thank you to Facebook user Art Teacher Life for sharing this video!

Uses paper bags - could be a great collaborative group task - think about colour and design, pattern and symmetry...

10 Nov 2016

Problem-based Learning - 'real life' in the classroom

Very cool programme - I'm thinking about how I might be able to do the same to make my maths programme more 'real' and more effectively teach skills alongside strategies and knowledge.

http://www.theedadvocate.org/mr-johnsons-classroom-fun/


4 Nov 2016

From Didactic Pedagogy to New Learning

From the website http://newlearningonline.com/  - lots of information and ideas about modern teaching/learning practices - based on the book by Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope:  New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, second edition, 2012.


27 Oct 2016

Wildlife Photo Awards

Some great nature photos can be found here - use them as oral language or writing starters!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2016/oct/18/2016-wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-winners-in-pictures

This one, by Tim Laman, is my favourite!