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Snakes in problematised situations?

Absolutely anything can become the source of a problematised situation. Check out how Ann made a snake pattern one!

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Problematised situations everywhere

Are you finding problematised situations everywhere yet?

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Measurement Kits for open ended fun and learning

Ditch that worksheet and provide an open ended measurement task that not only challenges students to learn, but gives you a window into their strategies and thinking.

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Owl inspiration for problematised situations

Problematised situations are a key to successful numeracy blocks or effective maths lessons. See how Ann drew inspiration from a notebook cover!

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Making 9

One can make all levels of challenge with even the simplest of materials. Check out this challenge - make '9' with all of the digits 1 to 8. How did you go?

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A Symmetry Mini-Investigation

To really understand symmetry, one needs to experience it, hands-on! Here are some ideas for practical symmetry experiences.

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Are you and your class journalling?

Reflection is the third part of effective maths lessons and numeracy blocks. Journalling is a terrific way to reflect on the learning from the lesson, with your class.

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Cracking the 'teen number' code

It seems that all students go through a phase with misunderstanding teen numbers. Ann explains why and introduces some strategies to help out.

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Preparing for the New Year

What's on your shopping list for maths this year?

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Problematised Dino Situation

A key part of an effective numeracy block is a problematised situation. Check out this year 1/2 dinosaur problem.

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Great Books for Halloween Maths

We always love books for stimulating maths conversations, here are some favourites for Halloween.

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Problematising Halloween

With Halloween rapidly approaching, there are great opportunities to explore mathematics challenges - problematised situations.

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Turtle’s Tall Tale

So many of you went out and bought Turtles Tall Tale and now want me to share some ideas about how I might use the book that I thought I’d share a few thoughts.

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Does it Matter - Fractions

This DOES IT MATTER tackles some very common misconceptions about fractions and common error patterns that often go unnoticed.

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Does it Matter - Subtraction

Use this DOES IT MATTER to initiate conversations about how order impacts on subtraction.

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Does it Matter - Measurement

This is the third activity in our 'does it matter' series. This week we are looking at common misconceptions and error patterns related to linear measurement.

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Does it Matter - Shape

In the second blog post in the 'Does it Matter' series, Ann explores challenges students have with understanding shape.

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Does it Matter - Addition

The first of 10 blog posts exploring common errors in mathematics and practical strategies to explore them with your class.

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Differentiation in Maths

Learn about our 6 tips for effective mathematics differentiation and see them in action.

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Seeing Dots

Subitizing, estimating and quantifying; dominant themes in the Early Years, illustrated with dots.

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Jersey Maths

Young sports fans inspired to try some maths.

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Upcycle and Play with Maths Ideas

The first in a series of 3 posts on using upcycled materials in your maths program.

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Subitizing with Coloured Beans

Practice subitizing with upcycled materials to build fluency.

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Lots of Beans

Still playing with beans, but cranking it up in Upcycling post 3.

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