According to Dr Carol Aldous of Flinders University, there is strong evidence that intuitive, non-cognitive thought processes – including creativity and emotion – are vital to solving mathematical problems.
Professor Chris Walsh from Victoria University and Dr Leicha A. Bragg of Deakin University have co-developed a free new resource for teachers that aims to enhance pedagogical knowledge and skills in the fields of numeracy and mathematics; and build confidence in teaching numeracy.
Choose Maths was created with the aim of increasing participation of girls in mathematics, however the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) reveals sustained funding is critical for the project to achieve long-term impact.
Startling new peer-reviewed research published by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia shows student gains of 27-29 months beyond the 24-month department expectations as measured by performance on PAT Maths for the lowest 20 per cent of students across six primary schools in South Australia.
Mathematician and YouTube sensation Eddie Woo talks about his passion for maths, how maths is all around us and how maths can be embraced by everyone.