Monthly Archives: January 2013

4 More Sleeps

The summer holidays are nearly over. As usual I can’t wait to get back to school. I have had the time to do lots of reading (fiction and mathematics) and to do some planning for this years classes. But nothing … Continue reading

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What If ?

These two little words are very powerful in teaching and learning Mathematics. An Open Ended Question can easily lead to an investigation by simply saying:  “What if …….” I encourage students to give more than one answer to an open … Continue reading

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Multi-Dimensional Learning and Assessment

Two major concerns I have with Mathematics teaching are: 1.  Too much time is spent in Maths classrooms on skills practice. 2.  Assessment is too heavily dependant on written, end of topic tests. Fortunately, these concerns are well addressed in … Continue reading

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Teaching in 2013 – I can’t wait

At this stage of the summer holidays I get restless. I want to be back at school. I can’t wait to meet my new students. Will they be keen and excited to be back at school? Can I inspire them … Continue reading

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