07 August 2018
Prep teacher Sarah Ferguson has been working with Australian academics Dr Jill Cheeseman and Dr Andrea McDonough to explore young students’ perceptions of maths learning.
24 July 2018
A new paper published in the Australian Journal of Education explores the reasons why many students, especially girls, choose not to study advanced mathematics in Australian secondary schools. Author Dr Helen Law joins Teacher to share her findings.
23 February 2018
The Global Teacher Prize awards one exceptional teacher each year for their contribution as an educator. Here, we speak to top 50 finalist Sarah Mathews from Brisbane Bayside State College about improving numeracy abilities.
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.