Two Questions to Change the Way Your Students See Maths

These are questions that will help your students deal with uncertainty, cope with challenge, and be persistent. And they’re questions that can be used by any learner – no matter their age or the mathematical content they’re tackling.

Fake News: Why patterns aren’t always what they seem

What does a psychology experiment from the 1960s have to do with maths? A fascinating study about people’s beliefs, and what they hold to be true, has important implications for how we teach one of the biggest concepts in maths: patterns. Let me tell you about it- Wason’s 2-4-6 study In 1960, psychologist Peter Wason …