Mathematical Party Planning

In year 6 we are trying to make Maths real this term. Year 6 are planning parties. A year 6 farewell party to be precise. Each student is going to plan their perfect farewell party, menu, timetable, table settings and more. It’s amazing once we started to think parties, just how much Mathematics we found.
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Gobstoppers in year 6

What do gobstoppers have to so with inquiry? We welcomed Year 6 back to school with an inquiry provocation this week. Each student was given a gobstopper and asked to think. Why were we using gobstoppers? What might we be inquiring into? How could a gobstopper relate to this term’s inquiry unit? Before they were
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ACEC2014 – Now it’s personal

I’m back from ACEC2014 and today as I dealt with the ten loads of washing my teenagers accumulated while i was away, I have been reflecting on the conference. There were many fabulous aspects to ACEC2014 that have left my brain tired but also energised. I listened to some great keynotes, I took many informative workshops and I met
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Reflective Students

Teaching students to be reflective practitioners and to take responsibility for their own learning is I think, a vital skill. This term my students have been writing choose your own adventure stories and blogging them to the world. I can see no point in setting them this homework task unless they grow as writers as a
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Year 6 visit Canberra

I have just returned from our Year 6 annual trip to Canberra. A two night, three day trip that many stage three students take in Australia. Certainly all those within driving distance. As we returned late Friday night my co-buddy and I mused on the trip. What was good, what was ordinary and what really
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TeachMeet Manly Q Station

Are you a teacher in Sydney? Then come to TeachMeet Manly Q Station on Saturday September 6 at 10:30 am. Free tours given by the Quarantine Station education department are also available before and after the TeachMeet. So you can learn more about how you can meet your students learning needs with an excursion to
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