Despite the numerous research studies that support the idea that streaming aka tracking has a negligible impact on student outcomes, many mathematics classes around the world, particularly in the UK, Australia and US, still group students according to ability. Mixed at...

This is part 1 of a two part blog post about ability grouping in mathematics.

Unfortunately, mathematics is seen as an elusive discipline to many people around the world and, as a consequence, an epidemic of math anxiety has plagued many classrooms (Wathall, 2016)). In...

Teaching is a complex art form and consists of a craft which is dynamic, uncertain and extremely rewarding. Students differ in a myriad of ways from their strengths, backgrounds, needs, interests, and catering to these differences can prove challenging.

Padlet.com (previously called Wallwisher) has been around for years but it just keeps getting better and better! It is basically a free, online bulletin board that creates beautiful displays of any digital resource such as images, videos, documents, websites, presentat...

Ever since the wonderful Dr. Dan Meyer took over Desmos as Chief Academic Officer in 2015 Teacher.Desmos.com has become a freely available, even more valuable and rich place where you can find wonderful resources to enhance math learning. Dan’s main goal for Desmos was...

How do we give our students a present without telling them what it is before they open it?

Often when we tell our students what they are going to learn and understand at the beginning of the lesson I feel that we are telling them what the present is before they open it....

With the exponential growth in technology, the integration of digital tools in the mathematics classroom has gained in popularity over the last two decades (Alacaci & McDonald, 2012) and currently there are a variety of sophisticated digital tools specifically design...

Traditional pedagogy has focused on rote memorization of facts and skills with little attention paid to the conceptual relationships involved in mathematics. As passionate educators of mathematics, many want to encourage a shift in pedagogy by framing the content and...

Often when I met people for the first time and tell them I am a math educator, the majority of the time I receive the reaction “Oh I hated math at school and I’m just not a math person!” This reaction greatly saddens me but is the product of years of being exposed to t...