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Number fluency – strategy choice is key
Number fluency – strategy choice is key

When building basic number fluency in children, strategy choice is the key to effective practice, according to Monash University’s Sarah Hopkins. In today’s article Hopkins shares findings from research to suggest what teachers can do to target children’s individual difficulties in developing basic number fluency.

STEM challenge gets a great reaction from students
STEM challenge gets a great reaction from students

The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, now in its fourth year, is open to students in Years 5-12.  Students used the theme of 'reaction' as their inspiration as they went about designing, building and testing an original video game – from first idea to final product. Here are the six winners for 2017.

Teaching Methods: Inquiry based learning with Professor Simone Reinhold
Teaching Methods: Inquiry based learning with Professor Simone Reinhold

Professor Simone Reinhold joins Teacher to discuss inquiry based learning in primary mathematics, including the benefits of students working on a common task with differentiated outcomes, and the role of the educator in finding a balance between explorative and informative learning.

Artificial intelligence, robotics and coding
Artificial intelligence, robotics and coding

Can computers think? What is intelligence? Can we build a robot that learns from its past experiences? These are some of the tricky questions Year 6 students have tackled as they explore the role of robots and machine technology in society while learning to code.

The Research Files Episode 34: Factors influencing maths participation
The Research Files Episode 34: Factors influencing maths participation

Student participation rates in advanced maths and science subjects is declining. In today's podcast, Michael Jennings, an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland joins Teacher to discuss his research which explores factors influencing student selection of senior secondary maths subjects.

Infographic: Where do students get their money from?

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2015 examined 15-year-old students' financial literacy skills. This infographic compares the main sources of income for students from Australia with the average from participating OECD countries.

Creating your own flipped learning resources
Creating your own flipped learning resources

In the second of two articles on flipped learning in senior secondary classrooms, Victorian educator Paul Bernetzke shares how he’s using the method for a Year 12 Specialist Maths course and what he’s learned along the way.

Flipping learning in senior mathematics
Flipping learning in senior mathematics

In the first of two articles on flipped learning, we find out about a research study into how Australian secondary school educators are using the approach to deliver senior mathematics courses. In a follow-up we’ll hear from one of the teachers involved in the research about adopting the model for Year 12 Specialist Maths and how it’s evolved since the study.

Tackling a real-world maths problem
Tackling a real-world maths problem

In the final instalment of our series on the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge, Ross Turner outlines the mathematical modelling framework and provides some practical advice on approaching the ‘jet lag’ problem set for the 2017 challenge.

Infographic: Financial literacy

An international assessment of 15-year-old students' financial literacy includes data on their experiences, attitudes and behaviours, as well as their academic performance. Here are some of the findings from Australia.