Supporting low SES students to catch up
There is nothing more radical than providing equal access to quality education. Only when students’ ability, will and perseverance determines how well they perform at school will Australian society be truly inclusive, equitable and just. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet. Australia’s maths performance on an international level is declining and the gap in educational inequality […]
How to close learning gaps and double student growth
Reaching the end of Year 6 is an important milestone. It represents seven years of learning, all leading to the big step from primary to high school. In theory, it should also be the point in which students have mastered all of the mathematics curriculum they have covered as a primary student. But that would […]
The landscape of education
Jobs requiring STEM-literate students are on the rise, yet fewer students are electing to study maths at senior level. In this blog, we explore the current landscape of education. Including causes of lower levels of student attainment and how we can increase the number of students pursuing maths by fully engaging them in the classroom. […]
Australia needs more girls in advanced maths
The world is celebrating International Women’s Day this week and in Australia we’re uniting under the theme ‘More Powerful Together’. It’s a theme that highlights the important role we all have to play in breaking down the stereotypes and gendered roles in our communities. When it comes to mathematics, and wider STEM education, the gender […]
The gender gap in maths
As always in education research, it’s not hard to find conflicting studies on whether girls outperform boys in maths, or not. The most likely conclusion is that there’s probably no difference, and if there is one, it’s very small. Our analysis of 60,000 students in Australia, for example, finds that after controlling for levels of […]
1 classroom, 28 different levels
Supporting students to reach their full potential is the number one priority for most teachers. It’s often the very reason we became teachers in the first place. We walk into our classroom on day one of term ready to give students what they need to achieve in maths, until we hit a familiar problem. How […]
Pedagogy dig: the ‘charge’ model for teaching integers
Our Learning team gets together regularly to deep dive into the pedagogy behind a particular model, problem, or interesting question that has been presented to the team. This might come from new research, teacher feedback, or just out of interest! In these blogs we’ll be summarising the topics that come up and giving you an […]
August 2018: What’s News in Education
The truth about effect sizes, new hurdles for teachers and principals, Chinese super-classes, an Aussie Fields Medallist and more.
De La Salle
Driving success with student-centred learning In this video teachers and students from De La Salle share their experiences using Maths Pathway. Looking for some classroom activities? There’s plenty on our Media Library! Check out the video links below to watch more great videos like this one.
How Bacchus Marsh College is using a data-driven teaching approach
Learn how Bacchus Marsh College is using a data-driven teaching approach to enable students to grow and thrive in maths.