Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Interventions series



Looking for the resources that go with this series?  Click here It can be incredibly frustrating to us as teachers when we spend time teaching a concept only to find that the students don’t seem to have understood any of … READ MORE

My favourite maths teaching moment wasn’t in maths!



By Tierney Kennedy  What is your favourite maths teaching moment?  One where you know that you made a life-changing difference?  My all-time favourite maths teaching moment was with a boy named “Rick”, and wasn’t actually in a maths class at … READ MORE

DVDs showing Tierney teaching in real classrooms now available!



In our most exciting news yet, we now have a DVD set showing Tierney Kennedy teaching eight Back to Front Maths lessons in real classrooms! See how to use problem-based teaching to diagnose and confront misconceptions, leading the students to … READ MORE

National numeracy week activities to do at home with your kids



By Tierney Kennedy author of Back-to-Front Maths National literacy and numeracy week is a great way to reflect on what we as parents can do at home to help our kids.  Mathematics is often the subject that most parents tend … READ MORE

Newly trained Facilitators



Hi to all newly trained Facilitators!  It has been exciting to train so many of you over the past few months.  This page has been designed especially for you, to put together some of the things that we went through … READ MORE

Testimonials and Feedback



We have been fortunate to work with a vast number of schools and individual teachers over the years as we have developed our resources and professional development services. The extremely positive feedback we have received has been most encouraging. Here … READ MORE

Resources for C2C units



Education Queensland has widely publicised that the C2C units should be implemented flexibly.  Back-to-Front Maths has been included on resource list for Higher-order thinking and problem-solving.  By clicking on the link below, subscribers can download resources to supplement C2C with … READ MORE

Startling NAPLAN trends for Queensland



Queensland and South Australian NAPLAN data from the past four years reveals that we are very good at content teaching, but comparatively poor at developing deep understanding and the ability to solve unfamiliar problems.  See the link below for how … READ MORE

C2C alignment tables



A full review of the material has been conducted by:  Tierney Kennedy – independent mathematics consultant, Leah O’Neill – Head of Department in EQ and Kylie Devenish – practicing teacher.  This review has been published below and in the journal … READ MORE

Review of C2C Mathematics – Leah O’Neill



Having read what is currently available of the C2C/Scribbly Gum Mathematics materials, I believe there are a number of issues that need to be addressed before the program truly reflects the intent of the new Australian curriculum. My concern is … READ MORE