This presentation explores how we can utilise student talk in the classroom to better support their growth into fully engaged learners of mathematics. Many students and even some teachers alike find Mathematics challenging and/or uninteresting. Sian Beilock’s recent research provides fascinating insight into the phenomenon of “Math Anxiety” and how it affects working memory in the brain which reduces the capacity to problem solve effectively.
This workshop provides opportunities for participants to consider some practical strategies to help consistently deliver positive mathematics moral across the whole school. Through supporting teachers as well as students in mathematics education designed to reduce mathematics anxiety and improve student learning and engagement. By dealing with some of the root causes behind an apprehension or a dislike towards mathematics, schools can foster confident and engaged maths learners. This workshop will look at how supporting both teachers and students to develop confidence in mathematics can result in a whole-school environment that fosters creative and successful learners (Goal 2, The Melbourne Declaration).
Time: 10:45 am - 11:45 am