Mathematics

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How resilient are your students? Unpacking effective teaching practices
How resilient are your students? Unpacking effective teaching practices

Students with academic resilience persist and thrive in their studies, despite the odds being stacked against them. In our latest reader submission Associate Professor Nani Tieg, from the University of Oslo, Norway, explores findings from her UNESCO GEM Fellowship study into the role teachers play in fostering academic resilience in maths and science classrooms.

Expert Q&A: PISA 2022 with Lisa De Bortoli
Expert Q&A: PISA 2022 with Lisa De Bortoli

In this expert Q&A, Lisa De Bortoli – ACER Senior Research Fellow and National Project Manager for Australia for PISA – explains what the latest test results tell us about students’ skills and knowledge, and how schools can use the data to inform teaching and learning. She also shares early findings from PISA’s student and principal questionnaires.

Infographic: PISA 2022 – Australian performance trends over time
Infographic: PISA 2022 – Australian performance trends over time

Results from PISA 2022 have been released and the data show Australian student performance in maths and reading has been holding steady since 2015, and in science since 2018. However, when looking at the past 20 years, performance has dropped significantly across the board.

Podcast special: PISA 2022 results with Professor Geoff Masters
Podcast special: PISA 2022 results with Professor Geoff Masters

The PISA 2022 international results have just been announced. In this special episode we’re joined by Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research, to talk about Australia’s performance, what we could learn from top performer Singapore, and some of the education reforms taking place in other parts of the world.

PISA 2022 – good and bad news for Australia in global student assessment
PISA 2022 – good and bad news for Australia in global student assessment

Australia appears to have put the brakes on a long-term decline in student performance levels, according to the latest international PISA assessment in reading, mathematics and science, but its top 10 position globally is largely due to other countries falling lower. Find out more in this round up.

Video: 2 maths activities for probability with Holly Wedd
Video: 2 maths activities for probability with Holly Wedd

In her latest video for Teacher, Holly Wedd shares the resources for 2 activities she has implemented in her mathematics classroom to engage students when learning about probability.

STEM teachers recognised with national prize
STEM teachers recognised with national prize

Each year, the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching recognise the critical role primary and secondary school educators play in inspiring and encouraging students to take up an interest and consider careers in STEM. Last night, Judith Stutchbury and Donna Buckley were named winners of the 2023 prizes.

Research news: A collaborative approach to coaching in schools
Research news: A collaborative approach to coaching in schools

New research from the United States involving mathematics teacher teams in 4 schools – across a period of 4 years – investigated specific strategies that support a collaborative approach to coaching in schools that are under significant pressure to improve. Find out more in today’s article.

The 4 biggest challenges when teaching primary maths and how ORIGO can help
The 4 biggest challenges when teaching primary maths and how ORIGO can help

Teachers across Australia shared their 4 main challenges in teaching Foundation to Year 6 mathematics. These critical insights informed ORIGO's new digital teaching resource, ORIGO Mathematics.

Revisiting ratios with Holly Wedd
Revisiting ratios with Holly Wedd

The most popular video on Teacher’s YouTube channel is Ratio activities to engage mathematics students by Head Teacher Holly Wedd. In this video, Holly revisits ratios 3 years on to share 3 new lesson activities on the topic.