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ADMINISTERING MATHS ASSESSMENTS

In this blog post Dr Ange describes 3 different modes of maths assessment and the affordances and constraints we need to consider before we implement them in our class and school.

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SELECTING THE 'RIGHT' MATHS ASSESSMENT

IIn this blog post Dr Ange explores the importance of teachers and Numeracy leaders developing their assessment literacy skills and making informed decisions about the Maths assessments they use with their students.

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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT NUMERACY PD?

In this blog post Dr Ange explores the good, the bad and the just plain annoying features of Numeracy Professional Development. She shares why this led her to create the Numeracy Teachers Academy.

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MY BIGGEST STRUGGLES AS A NUMERACY LEADER

In this blog post Dr Ange explores the three things she found most challenging in her time as Numeracy Leader and how she has worked hard to address these issues.

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EXTENSION MATHS IDEAS FOR AUSTRALIAN TEACHERS

In this blog post Dr Ange presents some high quality extension maths resources for Australian teachers.

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WHERE ARE ALL THE GIRLS IN THE EXTENSION MATHES CLASS?

In this blog post Dr Ange explores the issues absence of girls in maths extension classes..

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EXTENSION MATHES?

In this blog post Dr Ange explores the idea of maths extension and discusses some of the issues surrounding these classes.

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MANY TEACHERS ARE SCARED OF MATHS

In this blog post Dr Ange explores the idea that many teachers are scared/worried/unconfident when teaching maths. She suggests some ways we can support teachers to work through these challenges.

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CHANGE IS SLOW

In this blog post Dr Ange explores why making changes in Numeracy practice at your school can be a slow process!

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YOU CAN HAVE THE BEST EQUIPMENT...BUT

In this blog post Dr Ange highlights the importance of having organised and accessible maths equipment for teachers at your school.

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LEADERSHIP QUALITIES PART 2

In this blog post Dr Ange continues her discussion of the leadership qualities required for effective Numeracy Leadership.

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LEADERSHIP QUALITIES PART 1

In this blog post Dr Ange discusses the leadership qualities required to be an effective Numeracy Leader.

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THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A TEACHER

In this blog post Dr Ange explains that her favourite part of being a teacher is the relationships and connections she makes with students.

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YOU CAN'T DO EVERYTHING

In this blog post Dr Ange encourages Numeracy Leaders to acknowledge the challenges the role provides and be realistic with their expectations of what is possible.

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THE BRAIDING PROJECT: MODELLING A GROWTH MINDSET FOR YOUR STUDENTS

In this blog post Dr Ange explores the importance of teachers sharing their own learning journey with students. Practical ways teachers can model a growth mindset are presented. 

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I'M SORRY YOU DIDN'T LEARN ANYTHING THAT LESSON :(

In this blog Dr Ange explores the importance of helping students embrace and seek challenges in Numeracy. She describes how a simple apology was a game changer.

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THE GREAT 'TIMED TEST' DEBATE!

In this blog post Dr Ange shares her thoughts on using 'timed tests' in Numeracy sessions. She explores the challenges of assessing fluency and avoiding creating anxiety for students.

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STUDENT MISCONCEPTIONS?

In this blog post Dr Ange explores the idea of student misconceptions in Numeracy. She explains why they are something we should be celebrating with students.

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SPAGHETTI BOLOGNAISE AND MATHS

In this blog post Dr Ange explores how playing maths games is a little like her spaghetti bolognaise sauce. It has lots of hidden goodness inside each bowl!  

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LEARNING TO WALK

In this blog post Dr Ange describes how students can learn so much by reflecting on their own learning milestones, like learning to walk or riding a bike.

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THE NEW AUSTRLIAN MATHS CURRICULUM DRAFT: REVIEW

In this blog post Dr Ange Rogers reviews the new draft Australian Maths Curriculum for teachers and Leaders in F-6. She shares the changes, omissions and her suggestions in this important consultation period.

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IMPOSTER SYNDROME IN NUMERACY LEADERSHIP

In this blog post Dr Ange shares her experiences with "imposter syndrome" during her time as Numeracy Leader, and provides some advice to help overcome these feelings.

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