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Hawker Brownlow

Eyes on Maths - A Visual Approach to Teaching Maths Concepts


This new book is an exciting follow-up to the authors’ bestsellers on differentiated maths instruction, Good Questions and More Good Questions. Eyes on Maths is a unique teaching resource that provides engaging graphics and pictures with text showing teachers how to use each image to stimulate mathematical teaching conversations around key F–8 concepts. Teachers using the book can download the images for projection onto classroom white boards or screens. The questions and answers will help both students and teachers look more deeply and see the maths behind the maths!

For each of more than 100 visuals, the text identifies the key maths concept being addressed and the appropriate Australian Curriculum: Mathematics year level for the concept, and then provides teachers with:

  • Mathematical background and context.
  • Questions to use the students to lead the instructional conversation.
  • Expected answers and explanations of why each question is important.
  • Follow-up extensions to solidify and assess student understanding.

This book will be useful to a broad range of teachers who will find new ways to clarify concepts that students find difficult. It can be used as a resource to prepare teachers for the higher mathematical thinking requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. It will also be an invaluable resource for teachers working with students with low reading ability, including English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners and special education students.