Proactive and preventative: Why this new fix could save reading (and more)

By Kate de Bruin, Eugénie Kestel, Mariko Francis, Helen Forgasz and Rachelle Fries

When our research on supporting reading, writing, and mathematics for older – struggling  – students was published last week, most of the responses missed the heart of the matter. In Australia, we have always used “categories of disadvantage” to identify students who may need additional support at school and provide funding for that support. Yet

It’s all about balance: why analogies might make maths easier to understand

By Vesife Hatisaru

For over a decade now, I have aimed to understand the mathematical knowledge needed to teach mathematics effectively,

Why kids under five must start learning to code

By Jo Bird

There’s a lot of pressure to learn coding in primary school to develop 21st century computational skills. But I think we should start in preschool. Schools and governments recognise the need for teaching 21st century skills. We can see the evidence for that in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. But just as we teach preschool children

Lazy, crazy mathematicians and other myths we need to bust

By Vesife Hatisaru

Creating opportunities for students to develop ‘healthy’ images of mathematicians and mathematics is paramount. The images of mathematics