Creating positive mathematical identities
At our school we have been on a journey to ensure mathematical success for all. This means having a strong partnership between whanau, students and teachers. We have a focus on creating positive mathematical mindsets and making meaning in maths through real life contexts. During the last few years, teachers have created shifts in their practice through collaborating within and across other schools. We have engaged with experts and used a range of relevant resources to guide us in our learning. Here are some links to some of our favourites:
- Jo Boaler - YouCubed
- Bobby Hunter - Education Counts
- Carol Dweck - Believing you can Improve
- Talking Maths with Your Kids
Practical links for your child to practice at home
Number knowledge and making sense of number is important within maths. It builds students confidence and ability to see number in many ways. Equipment can be used alongside to support meaning at any level of maths.
Here are some links to some useful websites
It's really important to continue practice drawing, saying and making numbers using a range of equipment until students feel confident. Use playdough, white boards and markers, paint brushes and water outside. Have fun with maths!