Stories are great, but now Pete explains how to use poetry to stir up some philosophical controversies in the classroom.
Posted by Joe Tyler on 1st October 2014 at 12:00am
One of our experienced specialists, Andy Day offers a simple activity to test children's reasoning abilities.
Posted by Joe Tyler on 15th September 2014 at 12:00am
Reasoning and Problem Solving
When the new Australian curriculum goes live in 2015, teachers across the country are being asked to – among other things – get students thinking mathematically. Two of the four proficiency strands are Problem Solving and Reasoning, (the others being Understanding and Fluency).
Posted by on 27th August 2014 at 12:00am
When I told people that my work with philosophy for children had moved me into mathematics for children, and how we teach it, a lot of them were surprised. They are still surprised when I insist that philosophy and maths are closely related. For many, those two subjects would seem opposite ends of the spectrum: at one end is cold hard mathematics with its truths set in stone, and the other is philosophy, as vague and elusive as a puff of smoke. But this is to misunderstand them both.
Posted by on 15th August 2014 at 12:00am