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Category Archives: Misconceptions
Some interventions that we try as schools are really effective, some less so. This article will give you a comparative overview of a few of the most common ones, as well as some easy steps to take that are very … READ MORE
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Recently I’ve been pondering findings from a major report into Australian schooling that kids who are struggling in maths by the end of primary school often never catch up (Masters, 2009). I know it’s true in a lot of cases, … READ MORE
You may have noticed that kids have a few issues with fractions… but sometimes it can be tricky to understand what is going on, particularly when the difficulties only tend to show up on NAPLAN. Here are a few simple … READ MORE
Simple ideas for assessing and develop multiplicative thinking It can be tricky to work out what our students really understand, and what they struggle with. Here are a few short videos that explain multiplicative thinking, as well as links to … READ MORE
When kids have persistent misconceptions it can be really hard to help them change their minds. Try thinking of teaching like doing a science experiment, where they have to disprove their own hypothesis before they will listen to yours. Here … READ MORE
As term 4 is upon us many teachers are struggling with how to get everything done. Realistically, now is the time for prioritizing rather than frantic teaching. Think about what the teacher next year needs the kids to still remember … READ MORE
We have exciting news to share! Our new Interventions project, Fixing Misconceptions in Place Value to 1000, has been receiving some fantastic feedback from teachers as well as great improvement data from both individual teachers and government projects since its … READ MORE
Download this article here: Why I don’t teach two digit numbers before teen numbers There has been a lot of advice to teachers recently that we should leave teaching of teen numbers until after kids have learned about other two-digit … READ MORE
Multiplicative thinking is one of the concepts that I have found about 1 in 4 primary teachers across the country are missing… and I have tried the diagnostic tasks below with several thousand of them. Along with Place Value and … READ MORE