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Sullivan, Peter; Russo, James – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2017
It is frequently surprising to new teachers (and even those with experience) when they find that not only do some children need to recount the group they have just counted to be assured of the total but also that this need seems to be resistant to intervention. Although moving from "counting-all" to "count-on" is sometimes…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Computation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
Russo, James – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2016
The Smarties-Box Challenge encourages students to apply several different mathematical capabilities and concepts--such as, estimation, multiplication, and the notion of being systematic--to solve a complex, multistep problem. To effectively engage in the Smarties-Box Challenge, students are required to demonstrate aspects of all four proficiency…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction