The latest research, and teacher stories
Mathspace educators share their top tips for teacher well being
According to a recent RAND Corporation Research Report [https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1121-2.html], the stress of teaching is one of the top reasons for teacher turnover, and this fact remains true regardless of teachers who quit before the pandemic or during. Along with the stressors inside
Stop the scarcity: "Learning loss" and "unfinished learning" negates experiential learning of an entire generation
If you join a conversation among school administrators, educators, policy makers, edtech companies or parents in the year 2021 you're sure to hear one of the following phrases: learning loss, unfinished learning, falling behind, learning deficit, below grade level.
Space Talk Series, Ep. 3: Empowering Students to Engage with Mathematics via Formative Assessments with Jenny Missen
Our third guest in the Space Talk series is Jenny Missen, Head of Mathematics at Radford College in New South Wales. In this session, Jenny shares her experience facilitating continuous assessment and explains how it drives student engagement in her mathematics classroom.
Space Talk Series, Ep. 2: Cultivating Growth Mindset via Mastery Learning with Cassandra Portelli
Our second guest in the Space Talk series is Cassandra Portelli, Head of Maths at Hunter School of the Performing Arts in New South Wales. She shares strategies with teachers to help develop growth mindsets in students by way of mastery learning.
Space Talk Series, Ep. 1: Using Diagnostic Tools to Improve Numeracy with Carla Guiliani-Bruno
In our recent "Space Talk Series," Mathspace invited teachers from across Australia to share their insights and innovative strategies for using technology in the classroom to enhance learning. Our first guest is Carla Giuliani-Bruno of Freeman Catholic College in New South Wales.
How to improve maths instruction utilising mastery-based learning and technology for targeted differentiation
The lesson was going great. Most of my senior math students seemed pretty switched on to what I had just explained. That was until they had to perform an operation involving fractions. But they should have mastered fractions long ago, right?
How does mastery learning compare with performance-oriented learning, and why should teachers care?
"Will this be on the exam?" Typically, the frequency of students asking this question increases with age. Primary students learn that exams are somehow important. Astute middle school students recognise a correlation between their test scores and semester reports. Eventually, upon graduation from secondary school, students have often realised that
Continuous Assessment - what Mathspace is doing to help
We decided to build a product that addresses the function of assessment in a way that was beneficial to all parties involved - introducing Waypoints, an online continuous assessment tool that utilizes smart AI-powered diagnostics to track student gaps and growth.
Continuous Assessment - an alternative to high-stakes testing?
Whilst standardized tests have been around for centuries, their purpose and function as the main tool to assess student learning has become increasingly questionable in the 21st century with the advancement of technology. So, is there a better way?
What a 95% Vaccine Efficacy Rate Actually Means
It has been refreshing and exciting to hear the numbers of COVID-19 vaccines being administered. But along with the hope and good cheer surrounding the vaccinations, also comes the concern over just how effective they are. Let's dive in and see what that effective rate actually means.
Inspiring Young Minds with the KIOSC Theta World Competition
Mathspace is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Swinburne University of Technology’s Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Center (KIOSC) and its partner schools to help facilitate their KIOSC Theta World competition. KIOSC provides secondary school students with opportunities that excite and inspire them about STEM education
But what do students across Australia think?
To date, very little has been shared on how student feel about returning to school and the pandemic overall. So between May and July of this year, our team surveyed over 13,000 students and over 550 teachers across Australia to help us answer the question: What do the students think?
But what do students across the United States think?
Students are one of the major stakeholders in our educational system, yet very little has been shared on what they think about returning to school and the pandemic overall. So our team surveyed students and teachers across the country, and gave them the opportunity to share their thoughts.