Nat Banting wrote recently on his blog about a type of task he calls a 'menu': Given a list of features, the task for students is to build as few functions as possible to satisfy each requirement at least once. Nat's original post is about a quadratics functions menu. My attention was captured by Dylan … Continue reading A linear relationships ‘menu’
Despite my fifteen years of teaching experience, I still feel slow1 to realise what I'm sure is obvious to others — just because students get the answer right, it doesn't mean that they understand. I was sharply reminded of this just now. This year I've been making a concerted effort in my Mathematics for Primary … Continue reading Do they really know what I think they know?
This semester I am redeveloping Mathematics for Primary Educators, the (ideally) first maths content course for our pre-service teachers who choose to specialise in maths. I have a notebook full of 'things I want to do right' this time, but it mostly boils down to giving students many opportunities to have mathematical conversations, and for … Continue reading Three looks at a WODB for numbers