Monthly Archives: November 2016

Is Teacher Marking Necessary?

Teachers do a lot of marking of student work. But is it necessary?     In this comprehensive review of the literature on feedback, corrective feedback (example shown below) without mechanisms for correcting that feedback were found, unsurprisingly, to have little impact on student learning in most cases.   Unfortunately, there is also good evidence […]

Moving beyond CUBES and keywords

It is well known that children often struggle to solve word problems in mathematics. One strategy that is used to support students with having access to word problems is called CUBES. Another is to have students identify all of the keywords in the problem. (Update: Margie Pearse wrote a longer response to these same two […]

Writing Curriculum

An experiment     Let’s try a little experiment. Take a look at the following network graphs and think about what is different for each graph and what is the same for each graph.     Now look at this matrices associated with these network graphs.     Which network graph do you think goes […]