Sullivan’s Six Key Principles for effective teaching of mathematics (2011)

According to Peter Sullivan, six principles should be followed in teaching numeracy (Sullivan 2011, p. 24-30):

  1. Articulate Goals – communicate to students what you are trying to teach and how they will learn
  2. Make Connections – build on what students already know including creating and connecting students with stories
  3. Foster Engagement – provide various tasks that challenge students
  4. Differentiate Challenges – encourage students to interact with others and to support those who need help
  5. Structure Lessons – use students’ reports to the class as learning opportunities
  6. Promote fluency and transfer – repeat and reinforce learned skills

Full text available here: http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=aer

Effective Teachers of Numeracy in Primary Schools (Askew, 1997)

Three approaches to teaching: Connectionist, Transmission & Discovery.

Summary document: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/000000385.htmDetailed Book: http://www.mikeaskew.net/page4/files/EffectiveTeachersofNumeracy.pdf

Numeracy Teaching Approaches In Primary

PDF File: Numeracy Teaching Approaches In Primary

Teaching and Learning Fractions:

Pearn and Stephens (2004): http://www.merga.net.au/documents/RP552007.pdf

Clarke, Roche, Mitchell (2008): http://www.acu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/374032/MTMS_Clarke_Roche_and_Mitchell_Ten_practical_tips_for_making_fractions_come_alive.pdf

TED Talks

Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning:
http://www.ted.com/talks/ramsey_musallam_3_rules_to_spark_learning.html

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud:

http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud.html

Great resource for Math Blackline Master Handouts:

Web site: http://lrt.ednet.ns.ca/PD/BLM/table_of_contents.htm