I have worked in Primary Schools since 2001, which means that I have a lot of experience in the teaching of maths with students from Years 1 to 8. My background is in Secondary Maths, which means I know how maths develops in the schooling system.
I get in the classroom and work with students as an essential part of how I operate in schools. If I can’t demonstrate it, why should anyone listen to my advice? I have found that teachers respond well to someone who can ‘show’, and not simply ‘tell’. So many things make more sense viewed in real situations in real time.
Teachers appreciate help with planning logical learning sequences and systems to gauge and record student progress. I have developed resources for all areas of maths to fill the gap between broad objectives and individual lessons. This also helps schools with overall planning and assessment schedules.
Observations and co-teaching iterations serve to apply these learning progressions and address pedagogical issues of how students can be more effective in learning maths. My M.Ed. in Maths and continuing academic reading keep adding to my kete of knowledge. The learning from my Te Ara Reo Māori Diploma helps too.
On this site, you will see my videos around the teaching of maths that draw upon the paragraphs above. If I am already working in your school, these will be good references. If I am not; contact me!