Helping students to select a mathematical strategy vs executing a strategy correctly.
Supporting students who struggle in math with developmentally appropriate content and pedagogical strategies
Facilitating quality math talk in the classroom is essential to promote student learning. However, this can be very challenging. One cornerstone of effective math talk, is the ability to listen, question, paraphrase and learn from other students. Despite the fact that teachers create classroom norms and expectations around effective communication, students may be inadvertently reinforced... Continue Reading →
I have been doing a lot of reflecting about math, in particular thinking about different types of math class situations, and considering what kinds of questions we need to ask to help students develop conceptual knowledge. In our math classes it is important to provide students with cognitively demanding tasks. Rich tasks are great examples... Continue Reading →
I recently listened to The Math Pod recording with Cathy Fosnot and Stephen Hurley from VoiceEd Radio. This podcast really helped me to think about the different lenses that we use to teach math. This is where my thinking went. This caused me to connect with 'lenses' I have heard, particularly out in the... Continue Reading →
I just read this great piece by Karin Brodie: Entitled: Yes, mathematics can be decolonised. Here’s how to begin When we think about math, we often think about the content – but what about the way we think about it, the way it is taught? If think about math in these ways, we are... Continue Reading →