Why and how to teach Mathematics 7-12

24 October 2018

Eddie Woo and David Watson love teaching mathematics and you can too.

I became a Maths teacher because of my Year 12 Maths teacher… they came across as good people teaching good things… since then, I’ve been thinking about the power of exploration in Maths and the beauty of not always having to have the right answer.

…in Mathematics it’s like oh, this makes sense now and it’s something I’ve experienced all the time in my everyday life and now I know why…

Connecting students’ learning to their own context and showing the relevance of that… it’s not “fake world” learning… what I think might be a good place to begin is to find a local problem, something that’s pressing on you…to solve a problem that matters.

Eddie Woo and David Watson

Note for listeners: This episode was originally recorded for the JPL Podcast, hence the references to the JPL Podcast throughout.