19 February 2018
Why is it important to teach algorithmic thinking skills? Is algorithmic thinking the same as coding? Educators Greg Breese and David Shigrov answer these questions and more in today’s Q&A.
15 February 2018
In today's article we speak to Global Teacher Prize top 10 finalist Eddie Woo about helping students overcome maths anxiety and seeing the connections between mathematics and their life outside of the classroom.
06 November 2017
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.
06 October 2017
Analysis of Year 3, 5 and 7 numeracy and reading test data across almost 3000 Australian schools show ‘single-sex schools on average provide no better value-add over time than coeducational schools’.
05 October 2017
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.
19 September 2017
A government advisory panel has recommended the introduction of national literacy and numeracy checks in Year 1 as a way of identifying students who need additional support. Here we take a closer look at the report, including the benefits and challenges raised by teachers and principals.
11 September 2017
The decision to move NAPLAN online provides an opportunity to place less emphasis on comparing the performances of schools and more emphasis on supporting student learning, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.
25 August 2017
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.
08 August 2017
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.
07 August 2017
Introducing evidence-based programs and interventions is one strategy that can be used by schools to target specific improvements in student outcomes. For this principal, having ongoing support mechanisms for staff is a crucial part of the implementation process.