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Teachers. Holidays. YIPPEE!

No need to wake in the morning wondering about timetable issues!

Holidays are GREAT!

But, during the break, please DO take the opportunity to check out any teaching resources that will actually benefit your students more, while MAKING LIGHTENING YOUR TEACHING PREPARATION TIME!

Such resources DO exist.

They make teaching an even-more-enjoyable experience!

And you don’t have to look far from this post to see a great maths resource.

But maybe we’re a bit biased!

What teachers want . . . fun, up-to-date maths questions

Teachers everywhere are faced with a conundrum.

They’re expected to teach maths in our ever-changing world, using materials that were published on Noah’s Ark (well, you know what I mean, don’t you!)

Never has our world been changing at such a rate.

Yet here teachers are, in the classroom, being expected to use teaching materials that are in many cases antiquated.

But — AHH! — at last! An up-to-date maths product that’s FUN TO USE!

Here’s what teachers want, and what teachers need.

Up-to-date worded maths problems that are Aussie, fun to use, and teach students how to interpret the printed word into a maths operation and solve it, all the time having an enjoyable time doing so.

Not possible, you say? Well, let me correct you!

Thousands of students around Australia are enjoying these worksheets.

So are their teachers!

Emailed directly to teachers each weekend, ready for use in their classroom the following week.

What could be easier?

The 3 levels, catering for mid-primary, upper-primary and gifted/extension have something for everyone.

Ah! At last, technology can truly “deliver the Maths goods!” EVERY WEEKEND!

Term 3 beckons in Australian schools. What could be easier than giving these a go! Freebies at the website!

When Maths Skills and Reading Skills Collide

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What a shame!

Too many of our students are perfectly capable of “doing” maths.

But they can’t!

Why?

Because they can’t read the worded problems.

It’s a READING skill they lack, not a maths skill!

So, what are we teachers meant to do about THAT?

Practise. Practise. Practise!

Develop a “maths reading vocab” that will stand them in good stead.

AND, have them solving maths problems THAT CHILDREN HAVE A NATURAL INTEREST IN!

AND, have them solving maths problems at a level appropriate to their reading and maths skill levels.

EVERYONE likes to succeed!

So, let’s give our students the very tools that will help them succeed RIGHT NOW, as well as build a solid foundation for the future.

Such materials DO exist!

Take THIS WEEK’S Worksheets, for example! They include problems on the Winter Solstice in Australia (June 21st), runner Ron Clarke’s record-breaking run, the new children’s holiday movie “Inside out,” and loads more.

Some of them are RIGHT HERE — all you need to do is ASK!

Enjoy!

Primary Teachers, Maths and the Royal Baby

A new Royal Baby. What a GREAT maths opportunity.

To teach age (hours, minutes and seconds), weight (kilograms and grams, converted from pounds and ounces), hours in labour, how much older is “baby George”, and so on.

THAT’S what maths is about! Real life issues.

Like the NSW floods, sad as they are. Or the earthquakes in Nepal.

Maths is everywhere. It’s just that the school children of today aren’t relating it to their world.

What a pity!

What an opportunity lost!

Let’s fix it! NOW!