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My Views on Maths

Time is a Tricky Concept

Time is a Tricky Concept

As a teacher Time is possibly the most difficult mathematical concept for students to grasp. There are so many factors that must be mastered before the concept can be completely understood.  At its most basic – student have to make the mental shift from base 10 ie 10, 20, 30…100 to base 6.

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How to make Kahoots more like Maths 'N' Movement

The following article was published this week on the ACHPER Australia website and demonstrates yet another method for getting more students, more active, more often and making learning fun.   BLOG: Assessing students' Fundamental Movement Skills with Kahoots 10th May 17 by Rachel McCann, Maths 'N' Movement As the creator of Maths ‘N’ Movement, I am all about making learning fun. Sure Maths ‘N’ Movement is about students practising the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) while learning a maths concept but really it is about students loving learning. Kahoots are also about enjoyment but from the perspective of quick quizzes and assessments....

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Celebrating Mathematics & Its Teachers

This article is well worth a read as it celebrates Eddie Woo's recent win of the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award.  He is a really great guy and it is nice to see us celebrate Mathematics teachers and the great work Eddie is doing to inspire students into continuing to study higher level Math. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-01/teacher-eddie-woo-changing-the-face-of-maths/8472522

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Maths 'N' Movement Loved MoMath NYC

Maths 'N' Movement Loved MoMath NYC

                Teachers have told me time and time again that the best ways to experience Maths ‘N’ Movement is by attending a teacher’s workshop.  This was reiterated yet again by the teachers who attended the Maths Museum in New York City (MoMath) workshop in September last year.    MoMath is in central Manhattan just off Madison Square Park and proved to be the most amazing centre for all things mathematics.   During the Thursday afternoon workshop the teachers played with darts, robbed nests and threw balls Maths ‘N’ Movement style and absolutely loved it...

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Canberra ACHPER Conference 2017

Canberra ACHPER Conference 2017

I am now in Canberra for the 2017 National Conference.  Although I will be presenting on Tuesday I am also very excited to catch up with friends and colleagues and hopefully meet some of the key players in this field.  I will keep you informed as I learn new skills and get useful insights into the world of PE and teaching.

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