Mathematics

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Making mathematics more engaging and relevant for students
Making mathematics more engaging and relevant for students

Satyam Mishra was one of two educators from India to make it into the prestigious Global Teacher Prize Top 50 for 2021. In today’s article, he shares practical examples for making mathematics more engaging and relevant for students.

Maths participation declining in Australian schools
Maths participation declining in Australian schools

Student engagement in Maths is becoming increasingly important in Australia with the demand for skilled graduates in STEM industries growing. Here we speak to researcher Dr Maaike Wienk about new data showing a decline in Year 12 Maths participation, and what schools can do about it.

Not just ‘bad at maths’ – an introduction to dyscalculia
Not just ‘bad at maths’ – an introduction to dyscalculia

‘Children with dyscalculia lack basic number sense, which affects every aspect of their ability to process numbers including performing arithmetic operations, understanding fractions and algebra.’ Rachel Parker, Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research, gives an introduction to the neurological condition dyscalculia, including the signs, diagnostic tools and evidence-based ways to support students.

Video: Fun classroom maths activities for learning algebra
Video: Fun classroom maths activities for learning algebra

Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares three fun classroom activities she uses with her students to help engage her students in learning algebra: Solve Me Mobiles, Digit Disguises and combining like terms.

Video: Maths activities for directed number
Video: Maths activities for directed number

In her first video for 2022, Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares three engaging activities for teaching lower secondary students about directed number. She also shares some resources and worksheets.

Sport during school and academic achievement
Sport during school and academic achievement

We know that participating in sport and physical activity benefits health and wellbeing. New research has found it also has a small positive effect on students’ academic performance, particularly in mathematics and science.

Infographic: Financial education in schools
Infographic: Financial education in schools

An Australian survey has found that the vast majority of teachers value financial education, but only 52 per cent had taught it at school, and only 21 per cent in the last year. Find out more about their responses and the finance-related topics that students of different ages would like to learn about in today's infographic.

Fintech education – meeting students’ interests and needs
Fintech education – meeting students’ interests and needs

Financial technology developments such as cashless transactions and in-game purchases, and risks such as scam emails and texts warrant teaching about. Carly Sawatzki, Jill Brown and Peter Saffin ask: ‘In what ways are your students financially active, and how is your school preparing them for informed financial participation?’

Teacher’s bookshelf: Twenty Things to Do with a Computer Forward 50
Teacher’s bookshelf: Twenty Things to Do with a Computer Forward 50

Twenty Things to Do with a Computer Forward 50, edited by Dr Gary Stager, celebrates the vision of Cynthia Solomon and Seymour Papert in their seminal 1971 paper. In this exclusive extract, Martin Levins shares ‘Some Modern Things to Do with a Computer’, with examples from Australian schools.

Lesson planning for 2022: Key dates, events and activities
Lesson planning for 2022: Key dates, events and activities

With Term 1 just around the corner in Australia, it’s a great time to start brainstorming events and themes to tie in to your lesson planning for the new school year. We’ve rounded up some of the key dates in each term to help get you started.