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 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.
#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.
Kindness and grace in our classrooms
What can you do today to show your students a little more kindness?
A lesson plan (of sorts) for quadrilaterals
Six activities focused on reasoning with quadrilaterals.
A serendipitous Pythagorean #LessonStarter
A Pythagorean lesson starter that threatened to take over the lesson.
A hands-on version of one of my favourite logic puzzles: skyscrapers.
Redux: #NoticeWonder and #PrimeClimb
Building community in the classroom with an exploration of Prime Climb.
My maths autobiography
What is your story with maths?
#NoticeWonder with everyday concepts
Using Notice and Wonder to lower the barrier to entry of mathematical concepts.
#NoticeWonder and Rational Tangles
Making sense of a collaborative and fun mathematical activity with Notice and Wonder.
Thank you for the #lessonfail
A plea to share our failures as well as our successes.
Tracy Zager’s new book
Praise for one of the best maths education books around.
Notice and wonder: the Prime Climb hundreds chart
Introducing Prime Climb with Notice and Wonder.
‘Notice and wonder’ and ‘slow maths’: reviving an activity that fizzled
Using Notice and Wonder to revive a paper-folding activity.
Notice and wonder: the world around us
Finding mathematics all around us.
Notice and wonder: sense making
A couple of ways to explore sense making.
Better student talks
Helping students give better talks.
The tea towel of multiplication
Exploring a variety of multiplication methods to encourage fluency.