Archive for the ‘Teacher’ Category

The thinking behind DoodleMaths —

Guestblogger: DoodleMaths I’m delighted to have been asked by the lovely people at Magical Maths to guest blog a little about the thinking behind DoodleMaths. We very much appreciate the opportunity to write a little bit about our motivation for developing DoodleMaths, and our own personal philosophy on how children learn maths. A quick introduction: we […]

Oh no, not another multiplication method!! #vedic —

Guestblogger: tessmaths A Vedic multiplication method For some students the column method for long multiplication is enough for them to master. This equips them with a skill to use and apply in ever increasing magnitude even up to multiplying by eleventy billion. For some students who struggle you, as the teacher, may need to pull another […]

Educating Ruby – Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas —

Guest blogger: GuyClaxton Educating Ruby The school curriculum consists of several different kinds of things: things that are intrinsically interesting (to all young people of a certain age); things that can be made interesting by a good teacher; things that are self-evidently useful; things that, while neither useful or interesting in their own right, are effective […]

Have you read what the Department of Education DFE has to say about the new Mathematics curriculum? —

GuestBlogger: DfE ‏@educationgovuk  A powerful instrument of knowledge Mathematics is unique – as a systematic and coherent discipline, with a special place as “a powerful instrument of knowledge” (Descartes).  It is fundamental to science and many other areas of scholarship and practice.  The medieval philosopher Roger Bacon declared: “Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since […]