A demonstration of a technique to create 'new tasks from old', while keeping a clear focus on the mathematical ideas.
Rich tasks or tasks used richly?
Having a common language for tasks matters, as does what we do with them.
Unpacking the mathematical demands of teaching
Digging into another classic paper that articulates the different forms of knowledge required to teach mathematics.
What knowledge is required for teaching?
A look at a classic paper that examines historical conceptions of knowledge for teaching, and identifies a key new type.
ABC Ockham’s Razor: Endnotes
Listen to my recent radio episode on story telling in mathematics, and delve into the sources of inspiration for the talk.
The power of mathematical stories
What stories enrich mathematics for you?
What do we mean by ‘problem solving’?
What do we mean by problem solving, and how might it influence how we teach mathematics?
Teachers notice all the time. But what does noticing involve, and how do we improve?
Teaching through listening
What does it mean to listen effectively to our students, and how might it shape our teaching?
A clarity of values
A few thoughts on my core values and their connections with leadership.
#read2019: My year in books
A recap of the books I read in 2019. Hopefully you'll find some inspiration.
Debating maths: Chris Luzniak’s new book
Transform the discussions in your maths classroom with ideas from Chris Luzniak's new book.
Connecting SET with geometry
A walk-through of my workshop that connects geometry to the Game of SET.
A linear relationships ‘menu’
A task format to elicit strategic thinking, emphasise understanding and encourage discussion.
Do they really know what I think they know?
Does a correct answer mean that students understand?
Three looks at a WODB for numbers
Motivating an exploration of numbers with a 'Which One Doesn't Belong?' prompt.
Australian mathematics education and Indigenous peoples [an essay]
Sharing my learnings of Indigenous STEM knowledges in Australia.
#read2018: My year in books
A recap of the books I read in 2018.
How do you curate and consume your educational reading list?
#QuarterTheCross Card Sort
Another take on one of my favourite tasks.
If maths was an animal …
A playful prompt to discover how students feel about mathematics.
#TMC18: tweet at me now
Reflections on my experience at Twitter Math(s) Camp.
Kindness and grace in our classrooms
What can you do today to show your students a little more kindness?
#read2017: My year in books
A recap of the books I read in 2017.