“After 40 odd years of teaching, one may think that there is not much new to learn when it comes to “how to teach Maths”. When I saw this mini-course on equations, I jumped at the opportunity of a new way to look at teaching solving of equations. I am big on student engagement, so anything that is going to help me to help the students to get the most out of my lessons is a good idea, and I was not disappointed at the outcomes. Although I have taught equations along similar lines in the past, this course took me a step or two further in connecting with the students where they are in their understanding and to then give them a deeper understanding which leads to success and fulfilment. I highly recommend this course.”
Rosemary Jacobitz, Northside Christian College, QLD, Feb 2022.
I used the Need-Levels-Choice approach this week with my 10.2 class as a means of revision. One of my lower ability students really had no clue, initially, on the Level 1 equations. So I just asked her prompting questions such as 4 plus how many will give you 7? Then I gave her lots of questions as support for the Level 3 and 4 equations. Just before class finished yesterday (our second lesson) she attempted a level 5 question! I stood by her and just asked what she needed to do next to make sure she was on the right track. Last year I spent 4 lessons on revision (a saving of 2 lessons this year with this approach) and am certain this girl would not have managed the level 4-5 equations! ”
Natalia Curline, Nowra Christian School, March 2022