# 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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## The Australian Mathematics Teacher

Professional journal with a focus on the teaching of mathematics to students in the age range 11 to 16 years.

## Check the Clues 2 *REDUCED*

Cooperative group problem solving is a deductive reasoning activity where the solution cannot be found without everyone’s contribution. This second volume is suited for Years Four to Eight.

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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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## Good Questions (3rd Edition)

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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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## Math Tools Grades 3–12 (2nd edition)

Math(s) tools are ways to build mathematical practices, differentiate instruction and increase student engagement.

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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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## More Good Questions

Differentiated instruction in the secondary mathematics classroom can be a challenge. The authors use two simple but effective strategies that teachers can use across all mathematics content: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks.

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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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## Patterns in Mathematics (Upper) *REDUCED*

Blackline masters to introduce upper primary students to a wide variety of number patterns.

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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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