Mathematics

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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.

Productive and effective use of collaborative planning time in mathematics
Productive and effective use of collaborative planning time in mathematics

‘In my work supporting mathematics teachers’ planning, I am often told “I just wish we had more time!” That is, more time to understand the concepts, reflect on assessment data, source high-quality tasks, and discuss strategies for supporting diverse learners.’ Dr Aylie Davidson shares 5 tips that her research has shown can help ensure teaching teams stay maths-focused when planning.

Video: More maths activities for directed number
Video: More maths activities for directed number

Returning with her first Teacher video for 2023, Holly Wedd shares 3 more activities she uses in her classroom to help students learn about directed number. You can watch the video and find links to resources and worksheets mentioned by Holly in this article.

The Research Files Episode 79: Improving students’ financial education
The Research Files Episode 79: Improving students’ financial education

In today’s podcast, we’re joined by Dr Carly Sawatzki from Deakin University to discuss the state of financial education across Australia. She also shares how opportunities for teaching about finance are framed within the Australian Curriculum and provides examples of other educators teaching financial education exceptionally well.

Supporting teachers as financial educators
Supporting teachers as financial educators

Dr Carly Sawatzki and Dr Jill Brown from Deakin University discuss findings from their Economics + Maths = Financial Capability Research Report, what they learned from young people and professional educators during the research, and what they want to see happen next.