A new mathematics question has been published – Mathematics Question – Number 18. Download it here.
The question is the second in a series called, “The skill of thinking”. Written for Grades 5 to 8, the question asks students to think about different ways of purchasing books; from an online store, or a physical book store. There are membership schemes and discounts for students to think about. As with Mathematics Question – Number 17, the idea of the question is not to work with complex mathematics, but to bring together related information to solve a problem.
How important are thinking skills to you as a teacher? Do we just take them for granted when working with students, or do students actually need support with developing them? There is even a Thinking Skills examination provided by Cambridge Assessment International Education (17/18 year olds).
I think there is a new topic for a future blog coming here. What are thinking skills and do we need them? Let’s see what I can do!
The webinar preparations are coming on and the dates will soon be published. Just looking at providing three webinars in October, plus a week-long mathematics course.
Don’t forget to watch out for the live stream event in October – via YouTube. The focus will be CPD and Active Learning.
That’s it for now.