Literacy and numeracy are important, but there is far more to effective teaching

First published in Education Review. Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School author Ruth Reynolds, Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Newcastle Graduates from accredited teaching courses will be required to pass literacy and numeracy tests before they can enter the profession this year. Potential teachers will have three attempts at passing […]

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Tips for implementing inquiry based maths in the primary classroom

By Anita Green “The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” – Paul Halmos Ever since I started teaching, I have always aimed to provide students with high-quality maths lessons that contain strong links to real-life contexts. Students need a range of hands-on experiences that engage them in challenging and meaningful activities. When […]

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