When Stephen Hawking died last week the quote which appeared most often on my social media feeds was: Look up … Continue reading The wonders of the universe and mathematics teaching.
A year ago, I described my experience working with a young man who had been excluded from mathematics lessons because … Continue reading Quiet learners and mathematics
I am currently working on a book about mathematics and early learning. As part of my research I have been … Continue reading Mathematics in the Early Years
The Association of Teachers of Mathematics publication, Thinking for ourselves, contains activities under the heading “Odd one out”. For example: … Continue reading Which one does not belong?
Every Friday I take my grandson to school. We used to go to his classroom and wait for the teacher … Continue reading (Mis)understanding data
Today Twitter echoes with posts discussing the introduction of a test to assess rapid recall of multiplication facts. My hopes … Continue reading Mathematics is not a memory test.
My grandson saw a lorry yesterday. He could see 3 wheels. He said, “That lorry has got 6 wheels.” He … Continue reading Mathematics and the myth of progression