Effective maths teachers are using technology to aid student engagement and promote new learning methods, according to new research from Western Sydney University.
A recent Monash University study has found that positive and confident primary maths teachers embrace student struggle in the classroom, prioritising inquiry-based and student-centred teaching approaches, which ultimately benefits students.
The newly released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report has raised concerns across the nation, with students in Australia recording their lowest results since this form of international testing began.
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.
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.