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      Teaching National Nutrition Week

      The theme for National Nutrition Week 2017 is Try for 5, encouraging Australians to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended five serves per day. With this in mind, this week’s Freebie Friday focuses on traditional Aboriginal bush tucker. Click on the images below to download these pages as a PDF. For more great health […]

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      National Water Week 2017

      The water on our planet is the same as it has always been since the very beginning – it has never been added to or replaced! It is sobering to think about this statement when we look around us and see what is happening to our environment. We may feel like we can’t make a […]

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      What does STEM look like in the classroom?

      The inaugural STEM Education Conference was held in WA on the 28th and 29th of September at Curtin University. It was designed to bring together STEM industries, academia and teachers in an effort to nut out what STEM should look like in schools and how to best advance student learning outcomes. Key conference take aways […]

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      Aussie Rules to tackle Indigenous mathematics

      by Christine Nicholls, Senior Lecturer at Flinders University When discussing how to embed Indigenous Australian knowledge into the Australian national curriculum effectively—particularly the maths curriculum—there’s no better place to start than analysing our own distinctively Australian national sport: AFL, the winter game. ‘Why?’ you might ask. Well, have you ever wondered why Indigenous players frequently […]

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      Freebie Friday – STEM projects

      Imagine a world of innovative, communicative, collaborative and thoughtful problem-solvers. Now imagine a world where needs are met, problems are solved and sustainable decisions are made. Wouldn’t it be fabulous? This week’s Freebie Friday is sample cards from our new STEM projects box series, where students can become ingenious thinkers, capable of solving any problem. […]

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      Freebie Friday – 400 Numero Challenges

      Numero® is an fun mental maths card game that has a multitude of benefits for students who play. This week’s Freebie Friday is a set of challenges that can be used to extend students’ understanding of mental mathematics. Give your whiz-kids a go at these! Click on the arrows below to reveal the Australian Curriculum […]

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      Numero® and the Australian Curriculum

      Numero® can play an important role in developing the proficiency strands of Australian Curriculum Mathematics, especially in the areas of fluency, problem solving and reasoning. The following information has been taken directly from the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) website at https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/mathematics/. Proficiency strands The proficiency strands describe the actions in which students […]

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      Freebie Friday – Australian Curriculum Health

      Want to get your students thinking more about their physical health? Check out these Freebie Friday downloads: they teach kids to differentiate between different levels of exercise and to investigate into whether they are doing enough exercise for their age. Need health and physical education resources for your classroom? View our great range below.    […]

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      Classroom athletics

      Keeping fit and active is a key way to keeping healthy and happy. Hold a weekly/fortnightly/monthly ‘classroom athletics carnival’ to get students to move, communicate and have fun while encouraging a healthy lifestyle. A classroom athletics carnival can be organised with another class to encourage socialising. You can take a simple approach or go all […]

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      Freebie Friday – Teaching comprehension strategies

      In Wednesday’s post we talked about the different skills students need to acquire to effectively understand comprehension. This week’s Freebie Friday is an extract from our Teaching comprehension strategies: A metacognative approach series. Click on the images below to download these examples to try with your students. The above examples of comprehension strategies are based […]

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