The students in our classrooms in 2023 are different to those we taught two, five, or ten years ago, but for many, teaching practices have not evolved to the same degree. So, what should we change, and what should remain the same? How can we reduce the number of times we hear the question, “Why do I need to learn this?”, or the comment, “I’m just not a maths person”? How do we adapt and evolve our practices to make mathematics comprehensible to all students?

# Category: Mathematics lessons

What happens to teaching during the coronavirus pandemic? How can we set meaningful mathematics tasks for distance learners? Here’s some advice for teachers and parents to help keep learning on track.

What do we need to do to change the direction of mathematics education in this new decade?

Engaging Maths is back! This is the first in a series of posts about technology and mathematics education. Find out about some important lessons relating to the flipped learning approach in mathematics classrooms.

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We all want our students to be engaged in learning mathematics, but how engaged are we as teachers of mathematics?

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What concrete materials do you use in your maths classroom? Here’s a list of must-have resources for every classroom!

What are the ingredients for an effective mathematics lesson? Teachers are continually faced with a…

Looking for some interesting, fun mathematical investigations to begin the school year? Trying to integrate across the mathematics curriculum? This blog post explores a range of open-ended investigation based on items most people are familiar with – pencil cases and beach towels!

Advice for teachers to make mathematics more engaging from the very first day of the school year.

You might be wondering what McDonald’s has to do with mathematics and critical thinking. Recently…

Shutterstock Catherine Attard, Western Sydney University As the world of finance becomes more complex, most…

There’s much more to mathematics than computation, and that’s where more contemporary technologies can improve…

Do you use reflection in your mathematics lessons? Find out why critical reflection is so important, and how you can incorporate it into your mathematics classroom.

What is critical and creative thinking, and why is it so important in mathematics and…

What gets you excited about teaching mathematics? We talk about student engagement all the time, but how important is teacher engagement?

Mathematical problem solving, investigations and high student engagement…from a picture book!