Making Mathematical Memories - The big ideas behind teaching

Summary

Do you ever attempt the weekly newspaper quiz? If so, you are (unknowingly) engaging in retrieval practice, interleaving and spacing, the foundation of the work we do in the Brighton Grammar Mathematics department.

Our main goal in teaching is to achieve long-term retention of the content we deliver and subconsciously, the majority of teachers understand and aim to implement the cognitive science behind “making it stick”, but struggle to articulate what exactly we are doing. At Brighton Grammar our Year 7 to 12 students routinely engage in the retrieval practice as well as interleaving and spacing their revision to maximise performance.

We will talk about how we construct, administer and reflect on the strategies based on these key principles, and how it benefits our students.

Please bring a device, no other experience required.

Presenters
Zoe Schaffner
Aline MacDonald

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
E-12 05/12/2019 03:40 pm 04:40 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora
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