#NoticeWonder with everyday concepts

I often joke that my blog should be called 'Notice and Wonder in Mathematics' because I blog about the 'Notice and Wonder' prompt often enough! In case you are not familiar with it, the ‘Notice and Wonder’ prompt involves asking two questions: ‘What do you notice?’ and ‘What do you wonder?’. These are powerful questions to engage students. ‘Notice and … Continue reading #NoticeWonder with everyday concepts

#NoticeWonder and Rational Tangles

Yesterday we held the first of this year's Maths Experience days. We invite students in Years 10 and 11 from different schools onto campus for an intensive one-day program. Students find out about mathematical research, talk to professionals who use mathematics in their careers in some way, and participate in hands-on mathematics workshops. Importantly, they also meet and connect with other students … Continue reading #NoticeWonder and Rational Tangles

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