During my first year placement, a key topic that I was regularly given the responsibility of planning lessons for within mathematics was budgeting. Now, within the Experiences and Outcomes documents there are various outcomes that cover this topic: MNU 2-09a – “I can manage money, compare costs from different retailers, and determine what I can […] Continue reading →
October 23, 2017
by Alan MacDonald Comments Off on Maths Anxiety: What We Should All Fear…
The subject of Maths is divisive, even beyond the system of education, and it has the potential to greatly impact people’s everyday life (both for good and for bad, depending on someone’s experience with it during their school years) (Bellos, 2010). It has been argued that it has the potential to separate humans into two […] Continue reading →
October 19, 2017
by Alan MacDonald Comments Off on Binary, Counting Horses, Indigenous Tribes… Oh my!
Richard’s last two inputs about number systems and place value have left me perplexed to say the very least. Binary, a counting horse and indigenous tribes… All these aspects were covered in two inputs and they definitely broke down my structured beliefs on what mathematics really is. A key point that I took away from […] Continue reading →