Do all lesson structures support students retaining information?

Recently I was listening to a teacher at my school, Aylie Berger, present some work on learning in Mathematics. A number of items were really interesting but for me the research around the “primary recency effect and cognitive closure” really struck a chord. The work comes from David Sousa’s work… Read more“Do all lesson structures support students retaining information?”

Maths Problems: how to engage youth in learning to ask and solve maths problems using a little bit of technology.

Another fabulous TED talk this time on Mathematics, one of our school improvement targets. Meyer’s a secondary school maths teacher shows how we can connect students to maths problems using technology in real life situations. To learn to ask the questions and understand the problem is the key. Check out… Read more“Maths Problems: how to engage youth in learning to ask and solve maths problems using a little bit of technology.”

What are the big ideas in maths that students need to know – in the Early Years?

At the start of the school year most of the local primary schools got together to hear Di Siemon from RMIT speak about the big ideas in mathematics education. Di really challenged some of our teacher ideas and spoke about the big ideas in mathematics that all students need to learn. Some of… Read more“What are the big ideas in maths that students need to know – in the Early Years?”