Often feel like you’re just ‘trying to get through the curriculum’? Here’s a way to change the way we look at curriculum content to make it far easier to go deeper with new skills and concepts – AND be less rushed.

# Tag Archives: understanding

## Why Symmetry Can Be A Game-changer For Your Students

Nestled away, in a room labelled Geometry, symmetry is often ticked off and forgotten. Yet, viewed differently, it becomes a game-changing concept that can powerfully change the way students see maths.

## Taking A Step Towards Deeper Learning

Here’s a quick way to TURN 1 PROBLEM into 5 MORE – and to help your students go deeper. It starts by asking yourself, “Where might this go next?”

## 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 …

## Bringing the Maths Proficiencies to Life

What does it mean to be a successful maths learner? Ask 100 teachers and you’ll get 100 different answers! But, across those answers, some fascinating themes will emerge. Here’s what 100 teachers (well, 91) had to say when I asked them this question. What do you notice about this word cloud? What catches your eye? …