Maths, Musing and More..
Myth busting is something I love to do with my students, that moment where they realise that they are not constrained by a myth is great…a true ah-ha moment. But my time is limited and I can’t have everyone as my students, so here is the start of my myth busting series. Why am IContinue reading “Maths is in the Genes…”
I have mentioned many times in blogs that maths anxiety can be reduced by journaling, but I have never really got into the nitty gritty of what a maths journal is. For me the whole process starts by choosing a book. I love my slate grey journal, with dotty paper. The pages are off white,Continue reading “What is Maths Journaling?”
Group learning is an effective method of learning that is often overlooked for exam purposes. We regularly think that the best preparation is through dedicated individual study or 1:1 sessions. This post talks about the potential to thrive in a group environment when preparing for examinations, particularly those that require new knowledge and skill development.Continue reading “Group Learning: Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning”
Making the decision of how best to help and support your child is always a tricky one, they often surprise us with their reactions and responses to things we thought weren’t for them. This week’s post is to give you pros and cons to online group tuition and online 1:1 tuition to help you makeContinue reading “Groups vs 1:1 Sessions”
Travis Kalanick tells us ‘Every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it.’ This is true of maths, reasoning is increasingly part of maths exams, yet students find it increasingly more difficult to overcome. Why? As I discussed last week, maths language is a barrier for many. They knowContinue reading “The Maths Nemesis: Reasoning”
Maths has a language all of its own, sometimes it feels more overwhelming than the process of the maths itself. Let’s explore maths language, how we use it, why we use it and most importantly how you can boost your child’s knowledge of it. Galileo once said that ‘Maths is the language the universe wasContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Maths: The importance of maths language”
When I first started teaching online, I was convinced my lessons would be stale and boring. How could I bring all the hands-on activities into an environment where I am sometimes hundreds of miles away from my students? This troubled me for a long time, it even delayed me making the leap into tuition! IContinue reading “Active, Dynamic, Creative-The World of Online Learning”
Have you ever spent time searching for the perfect resource to help your child with their learning, only for them to say ‘I can’t use that, it’s cheating?’ I have, more times than I care to remember, often after creating the perfect resource just for them! It is frustrating, why do they think like that?Continue reading “Resources: Genius vs Cheating”
This week I posed a question to our Facebook community, asking if timers were a good mathematical tool. At the time of writing 71% of votes see timers as negative tools. Timers and what they stand for is something I am incredibly passionate about. Timers are used to promote the notion that to be fastContinue reading “Love or Loathe: Timers”
Learning through play has been proven to develop skills and is a teaching method used across the world, but we always associate it with young children, just starting their schooling. That is not the case, it is effective for all age ranges. Through my teaching career I have come across a number of games thatContinue reading “My Top 5 Maths Games”
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