21 October 2020
‘Evidence shows that both young people and adults need to have both sets of skills and knowledge – numeracy and mathematics are different, but mutually beneficial and critical. Hence the critical need to connect the two, and not ignore either.’
16 June 2016
In the final instalment of his 10-part series on real-world maths, Dave Tout looks at the role of the teacher as a facilitator and resource person.
06 April 2016
‘In an applied, investigative, context-based task, much of the learning and achievement of outcomes occurs during the process of undertaking the task.’
27 January 2016
What resources are needed for teaching in context? Dave Tout discusses.
08 October 2015
‘You need to plan for what might arise, remembering that the range of skills and abilities of the group is likely to be very wide.’ Dave Tout discusses identifying individual maths skills and targeting lessons.
30 July 2015
When connecting maths to the real world, how do you move from a chosen theme or context into something achievable for you and your learners? Dave Tout discusses.
16 June 2015
Dave Tout discusses the first stage of connecting maths to the real world – negotiating a theme or context.
18 February 2015
Teaching mathematics using a problem solving approach requires preparation if it is going to work. So, how do you go about it? Dave Tout outlines one possible process.
29 October 2014
Dave Tout explores a teaching model that can provide students with the challenge, the motivation and the purpose for understanding mathematics.
15 August 2014
'Mathematics in the real world is messy and complex, highly embedded and often hidden or invisible.' How can educators better encourage students to see the world through mathematical lenses? Dave Tout explores.
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