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The latest in maths news## The Trench of Lost Momentum

Here’s a little insight into how I organise an effective, engaging lesson. This is a graph showing what an effective teaching lesson looks like versus an ineffective maths lesson. The red line shows a highly engaging and effective maths lesson with a high level of...

## Thoughts on a balanced week for Maths

Hi there Cath,Hope the weekend was a good one.I've gone through all my articles but I can't find anything specific.For what's it's worth here are my thoughts on balance within a given week ofteaching maths: In the end the first priority is to present the kids with...

## Smart goals for Maths for Staff

???????? PRIMARY SCHOOL Maths Smart Goals applicable to ALL Staff at ???? PS regardless of year level: (not in hierarchical order) 1. Make all lessons in maths engaging for the students 2. Apply the lesson structure for maths on all occasions - Warm-up (5 - 20mins):...

## Misconceptions in Maths

- TEACHERS AND/OR STUDENTS Misconception 1: That maths is 'Tricky' Misconception 2: That there's only one way to do subtraction Misconception 3: That zero is worth nothing (money) Misconception 4: That 347 is odd and even Misconception 5: That three 4s is 7...

## MAB v Other Materials (money) for PV

Hi Michelle, No worries about sending me an email - hope I can help out - but please remember that what I am giving here are only opinions. Not too sure if it's a myth or not but there is a supposed fact floating around that MAB was actually produced for kids in years...

## Too much time with struggling kids

Your problem/challenge/dilemma is as old as teaching Renee. The struggling kids need you but how do you balance the time with them so the other kids get your time as well AND you get to observe them while they’re working. These are just tips from what I’ve learnt from...

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