Music and maths. Theyâ€™re not often talked about in the same breath. Oneâ€™s an art, the otherâ€™s a science. One is known for its creative expression, the other has a reputation thatâ€™s anything but that. Chalk and cheese. But, are they so different?

# Category Archives: Building mathematical thinking

## The Glue That Holds All Maths Learning Together

We canâ€™t just teach students to copy processes or lines of working out. We canâ€™t just show them new definitions. Thatâ€™s not enough. So, whatâ€™s missing? Mathematical reasoning.

## 5 Strategies for Improving Student Reasoning

Why do students forget so much of what they learn? Endless exercises, examples & definitions aren’t enough. Whatâ€™s missing? Reasoning.

## Maths is Colourful – Not Black & White

Maths is a tool for making sense of our world. It’s used for good and for bad. So, when we only look at it in black & white (not in colour), we seriously limit the possibilities it can offer.

## The Hidden Power of Estimation

Let’s talk about an area of maths that we ALL use everyday, is critical for developing mathematical understanding – yet, is barely mentioned in the curriculum (not to mention, poorly covered by most resources)… Estimation. Why bother with estimation? If you open up a typical textbook or worksheet, this is what you’ll see: What do …