Category Archives: Ideas for teaching & learning

All Flipped Out

I have been meaning to write a post about the flipped classroom and its use, particularly, in mathematics classes, for a while. After a week’s leave in Outback South Australia and then a week dealing with the flu, I have finally … Continue reading

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Ask the Question

A colleague recently introduced me to the survey tool on Google Docs. It is easy to set up the questions, you can email the link to the survey to a class via a distribution list, it allows for anonymous contributions … Continue reading

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Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce

No, not the movements I have to make on my office chair to remain comfortable…although it’s getting closer to something like this as I get older, I have to admit! This is the title of an AfL technique for asking … Continue reading

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Thinkering

I came across this term from The Creativity Post. The February 18 post attributes the original use of the term to Michael Ondaatje in his novel The English Patient. In an educational sense, this post refers to the importance of … Continue reading

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Engagement in Mathematics – Defining the Challenge and Promoting Good Practice

This is the title of a recently published monograph by Dr Max Stephens of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Some quotes: In those classrooms where the focus is perceived to be on rewarding those who are … Continue reading

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Embedded

One of the additions to my professional reading library these holidays has been Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam, his most recent publication. The more I read, hear and think, the more I am coming to the conclusion that formative … Continue reading

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“Teaching Mathematics” by Peter Sullivan

Peter Sullivan is currently Professor of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Monash University. He has extensive experience in research and teaching in teacher education.  He is the current President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and was the lead … Continue reading

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