Pedagogy

Which One Doesn’t Belong?

I feel like I'm quite late to the #WODB party. I've been using number talks and fraction talks for a while now and have really noticed the impact they have have on the students' abilities to reason and justify their thinking whilst using mathematical language with precision. So it was great to discover a new way to get the students thinking, reasoning, talking etc. We have been … Continue reading Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Supported Multiple Choice Questions

I prefer to keep pre-assessments short and simple and have found supported multiple choice questions a great way to tune-in to the student's current level of understanding. For this question the students not only have to choose which answer is correct, they have to justify their choice, along with proving why the other options are incorrect. … Continue reading Supported Multiple Choice Questions

Using prompts to drive inquiry

"Inquiry Maths is a model of teaching that encourages students to regulate their own activity while exploring a mathematical statement (called a prompt). Inquiries can involve a class on diverse paths of exploration or in listening to a teacher's explanation. In Inquiry Maths, students take responsibility for directing the lesson with the teacher acting as the … Continue reading Using prompts to drive inquiry