I recently began to teach my S4 class about graphs of quadratic functions. Based on my previous experiences, this is a topic many pupils struggle to cope with. In this post I will offer some possible reasons for this and some suggestions on beginning to address them. A further post will seek to develop this … Continue reading No Teachers Are Really Young: Graphs of Quadratic Functions (Part 1)
The Association of Teachers of Mathematics currently runs Twitter events every second Thursday between 8.00 and 9.00pm. (@ATMMathematics, # beingmathematical). I find these are a great source of CPD with a difference and would recommend you get involved! The discussion prompt for the first one of this academic year was the following set of questions. … Continue reading Working with Place-Value: an increasing constraints activity
(On learning to love, and loving to learn, mathematics) This article was written for purely selfish reasons. I wanted to reflect on and begin to make sense of my experiences in learning, teaching and doing maths in order to distil from them a clearer sense of purpose and direction going forward. I feel it's been … Continue reading When will I ever need maths?