# How many triangles?

It's been quiet on the blog, but a lot has been happening. University classes in Adelaide have just resumed after a two week mid-semester break. To warm up, I gave my MATH 1070 students the following problem. I found it via Tanya Khovanova who states that it was an entrance problem for the 2016 MIT PRIMES STEP Program. (Read more on Tanya's … Continue reading How many triangles?

# Notice and wonder: the Prime Climb hundreds chart

This is the sixth in a series of posts about my course ‘Developing Mathematical Thinking’, a maths content elective for pre-service teachers training in primary and middle maths. All posts in the series are here. This is the final post detailing how I introduced 'Notice and Wonder' to my pre-service teachers. We've used it for sense making. We've then looked at photos from the world around us and brainstormed … Continue reading Notice and wonder: the Prime Climb hundreds chart

# ‘Notice and wonder’ and ‘slow maths’: reviving an activity that fizzled

This is the fifth in a series of posts about my course ‘Developing Mathematical Thinking’, a maths content elective for pre-service teachers training in primary and middle maths. All posts in the series are here. In my last two posts I've been explaining how I've introduced the 'Notice and Wonder' routine to my pre-service teachers. We started with the … Continue reading ‘Notice and wonder’ and ‘slow maths’: reviving an activity that fizzled

# Notice and wonder: the world around us

This is the fourth in a planned series of posts about my course ‘Developing Mathematical Thinking’, a maths content elective for pre-service teachers training in primary and middle maths. All posts in the series are here. In my previous post, I talked about how I used sense making as a powerful motivator for the 'Notice and Wonder' routine. My next step was … Continue reading Notice and wonder: the world around us

# Notice and wonder: sense making

This is the third in a planned series of posts about my course ‘Developing Mathematical Thinking’, a maths content elective for pre-service teachers training in primary and middle maths. All posts in the series are here. It's been three weeks (how time flies!) since I last posted about this course. There are 1.5 workshops that I haven't written about. We also missed three classes … Continue reading Notice and wonder: sense making

# Activities for Day One: Fold-and-cut, Quarter the Cross

This is the second in a planned series of posts about my course ‘Developing Mathematical Thinking’, a maths content elective for pre-service teachers training in primary and middle maths. All posts in the series are here. Last week I wrote about my three main goals for my Developing Mathematical Thinking course. You can read that post here. Today I want to talk … Continue reading Activities for Day One: Fold-and-cut, Quarter the Cross

# Three goals: slow maths, remember the close, different lenses

This is the first in a planned series of posts about my course 'Developing Mathematical Thinking', a maths content elective for pre-service teachers training in primary and middle maths. All posts in the series are here. This week marks the start of Semester 2 classes at universities in South Australia and, with it, my 'Developing Mathematical Thinking' course. … Continue reading Three goals: slow maths, remember the close, different lenses