# Middle years

## 5 Practices for orchestrating productive mathematics discussions

Productive mathematical discussions lead to students who can think, reason and engage effectively in quantitative problem solving, characteristics which are much needed but may not routinely emerge from our classrooms. So just how can teachers create such discussions?

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## Becoming The Maths Teacher You Wish You'd Had

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## Cooperative Problem Solving in Mathematics Grades 5-8

Activities designed to get students working together to learn and do mathematics.

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## Count like an Egyptian: A hands-on introduction to ancient mathematics

The mathematics of ancient Egypt was fundamentally different from the mathematics of today, which makes solving ancient Egyptian problems quite an adventure.

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## Dice Dilemmas

Games and activities to promote mental computation and develop thinking about chance processes.

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## Fractions

“Oh no! Not fractions!” The anxiety that students (and teachers) experience with this core mathematical topic prompted the editors to bring together research on the teaching and learning of fractions.

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## Having Fun with Maths

A collection of thoroughly road-tested and ready-to-use games and activities.

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## Improving Aboriginal Numeracy

A thorough discussion of background and issues together with explicit identification of their classroom implications.

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## Making number talks matter

A number talk is a brief daily practice where students mentally solve computation problems and talk about their strategies. The talks help students to work flexibly with numbers and arithmetic properties, building a solid foundation and confident disposition for future learning.

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## Mathematics for Every Student: Responding to Diversity

Readable and practical articles addressing the challenge of supporting ALL students in their learning of mathematics.

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## Maths Terms and Tables *REDUCED*

A great classroom reference resource.

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## More Creative Use of Odd Moments *REDUCED*

More ideas to help you make sure those 'odd moments' in the mathematics classrom are never wasted!

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## Numeracy: What Classroom Teachers Should Know

What is numeracy in an Australian context?

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## Open-ended Maths Activities - Revised edition

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## Picture Puzzles

A useful and different addition to your school’s mathematics resources, *Picture Puzzles* comprises many PDF slide show files suitable for students from Years 2 to 12. The slide shows cover Pattern and algebra, Shape and measurement, Number and computation, and Shape and space.

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## Practising Mathematics: Developing the mathematician as well as the mathematics

**How can your students work like mathematicians?**

An engaging selection of tasks contain activities from many areas of mathematics including: Number work, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry, Probably and Statistics.

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## Primary Questions and Prompts

A booklet to help primary practioners broaden the repertoire of question types they use in the classroom.

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## Problem Pictures CD-ROM Single User

The original CD-ROM in the marvellous *Problem Pictures* suite of resources.

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## Problem Pictures Posters

A set of four striking photographs for the classroom wall. Bring mathematics to life!

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## Questions and Prompts for Mathematical Thinking

A simple and powerful resource for developing and using 'good' questions in the classroom.

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## Tackling Tables (2nd Edition)

The what, why and how of helping students to develop fluency in recall of basic multiplication facts.

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## Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years (2nd Edition)

Designed to help pre-service teachers develop confidence in their mathematical knowledge, the second edition includes new practical activites to use in the classroom.

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## Teaching with Rich Learning Tasks

A wealth of information, practical advice, sample tasks, discussion and suggestions.

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## Traditional Tales with a Mathematical Twist

A new and different angle on some popular children's stories.

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## Using Assessment to Improve Middle-Grades Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Book and companion CD-ROM giving tasks and classroom activities, possible assessment rubrics and annotated sample responses.

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