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Getting the balance right: the equals sign
(INTO [Irish National Teacher's Organisation], 2011)
Much of the number work carried out in primary classrooms contains elements of algebraic reasoning. In fact, equals sign work in junior and senior infants underpins much of the algebraic reasoning used in later years. In ...
Budding architects: Exploring the designs of pyramids and prisms
(AAMT [Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers], 2015)
The context of students as architects is used to examine the similarities and differences between prisms and pyramids. Leavy and Hourigan use the Van Hiele Model as a tool to support teachers to develop expectations for ...
Counting creatures: Exploring data with infants
(INTO [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2012)
Mathematics subject matter knowledge (SMK) for teaching at primary level: How much is enough?
(NCE-MSTL [National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning], University of Limerick, 2010)
Teaching algebra in the primary classroom: Functions, the function machine
(NCE-MSTL [National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning], University of Limerick, 2012)
Primary mathematics teacher education: Teaching at the heart of learning
(SMEC [Science and Mathematics Education Conference], 2012)
In this presentation we use the theme of teaching at the heart of learning to illustrate the opportunities for pre-service teacher learning. The presentation reports on the outcomes of classroom based inquiry in primary ...
Practical problems: using literature to teach statistics
(NCTM [National Council of Teachers of Mathematics], 2016)
Using architecture as a context to enhance students' understanding of symmetry
(AAMT [Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers], 2017)
Working within the context of a contest to find the most beautiful tourist attraction in the world, Year 5 students investigate the most symmetric building from a short-list of three iconic buildings. This involves ...
Facilitating inquiry based learning in mathematics teacher education
(SMEC [Science and Mathematics Education Conference], 2010)
A driving question in teacher education centers on how to help prospective teachers become expert teachers. The absence of a shared professional curriculum to prepare teachers to teach mathematics combined with the difficulty ...
Mathematics teaching matters: making complex mathematical ideas accessible to primary level children
(St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, 2011)
Reform of mathematics curricula has led to the expansion of topics such as algebra, data and probability being taught to primary level children. This new subject matter can be challenging for primary teachers to teach as ...