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Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’
Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’

This year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC) required students to measure and choose the ‘best hospital’. Here, Ross Turner explores how teams from Australia approached the task.

Young students’ perceptions of maths learning
Young students’ perceptions of maths learning

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.

Gender and enrolment in advanced maths
Gender and enrolment in advanced maths

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.

‘Numeracy is everyone’s business’
‘Numeracy is everyone’s business’

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.

Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking
Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking

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.

Global Teacher Prize: Eddie Woo on reducing students’ maths anxiety
Global Teacher Prize: Eddie Woo on reducing students’ maths anxiety

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.

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.

Investigating the impact of single-sex schooling on student achievement
Investigating the impact of single-sex schooling on student achievement

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’.

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.

Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks
Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks

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.