Monday, May 22, 2017

Cardiff, Wales | 22 May 2017

Note that the tenth percentile score for Singapore students is slightly higher than the international average indicating that it is possible for the lowest  achievers to learn adequately.

How do we train teachers? Throughout the session we discussed macro factors like these and also classroom factors like the ones below.
Classroom factors - theory-driven approaches.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

London, England | 17 May 2017

Maths -No Problem! Annual Conference

Keynote Lecture 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago | 1.2.3 May 2017


Also available on my Facebook, with brief notes.

This is data from PISA.
In the course book we have data from TIMSS.


Focus on making ten

Focus on number bonds

Focus on four strategies such as doubling, combining, subtracting and rotating (phase two of Baroody's framework)

Doing drill-and-practice in ways that make learning effective



Parent Education
These videos may be useful 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Natick, USA | 27.28 April 2017

Keynote 1 | I gave rationale for the emphasis on problem solving and gave the participants an experience in learning math through problem solving. We used Grade 9 Geometry content that is accessible with Grade 5 understanding.

Anchor Task for Keynote

Keynote 2

Readings for Multiplication Facts 
Article on Baroody's Three-Phase Model of Learning Multiplication Facts

Break Out Session 1 - Development of Early Numeracy

Break Out Session 2 - Problem Solving in Middle School