Dr Ange's Blog

Reseach and Practice: The 'why' behind the AMTOC Dec 01, 2022

On the radio this week I heard a fact that really shocked me. It mentioned that it can take on...

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Finish Strong - for them and you! Nov 29, 2022

Have you ever been to an athletics sports and seen a student slow down and walk as they approach...

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What I learnt working in a cake factory Nov 24, 2022

When I was a teenager, my Christmas job was in a cake factory. I would count 10 shortbread...

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Happy Birthday Lego! Using 6 bricks in your classroom Nov 17, 2022

LEGO is an amazing resource. Did you know that 2022 marks the 90th Anniversary of the LEGO group?...

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Simplify your Numeracy planning - Rinse and Repeat Nov 10, 2022

I always prefer summer over winter, so I do find myself getting excited about the upcoming 6 week...

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My teaching fail - PV manipulatives Part 2 Nov 03, 2022

In 1990 Arthur Baroody (1990) wrote an excellent article titled “How and when should place...

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When should I introduce base 10 blocks? Oct 27, 2022

I often begin a PD by asking teachers to share an object or teaching resource that pops into...

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Using the PVAT in your Class/School Oct 20, 2022

In this blog I share a little more about the PVAT tool I developed in my four years of PhD...

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The Special Case Oct 04, 2022

Last week I looked at developing your yearly overview in Years 1-6. I mentioned that there were...

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5 Tips for Teaching Money in F-6 Sep 14, 2022

Money is a critical part of our maths curriculum and the lessons we teach literally will stay...

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Yearly Planning Aug 26, 2022

I wanted to talk about yearly planning because as we begin Term 4- we naturally start focussing...

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Backing a Trailer Aug 26, 2022

In this blog I wanted to share a story about when I was learning to drive, as I think it...

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