Category Archives: Teaching Maths

Fighting Words and Magic Numbers

Fighting Words is great, but can something similar be done for maths?

Fighting Words is a wonderful initiative to get children writing. It’s situated close to Dublin’s north inner city and the core staff, assisted by a band of volunteers, help students of all ages “develop their writing skills and .. explore their love of writing.” Continue reading

Challenge as the balancing of frustration and indifference

What makes you stick with a puzzle or a problem or a crossword clue until you solve it? What makes you give up?
One of the important things a teacher has to do in teaching mathematics is to balance the tension between a learner’s indifference and the learner’s frustration. Continue reading