Alex BoxMay 142 minMultiplication - 3 ideas for depth over speedHaving long abandoned rote memorisation for learning multiplication facts, I'm always on the lookout for ways to better engage in this...

Alex BoxApr 132 minMaths without words puzzles - provoking thought and funMeeting James - the creator of Maths Without Words It was the Maths Association of Victoria conference 2020 where I met James Tanton....

Alex BoxMar 276 minNerding out over number talks (at MathsConf 25)Five years ago, I didn't yet know what number talks were. What sparked an investigation into them was an opportunity to visit another...

Alex BoxMar 32 minWhich One Doesn't Belong? for FractionsWhich one doesn’t belong? The top left, top right, bottom left or bottom right? What's your argument for why? What about the other...

Alex BoxFeb 263 minConnecting maths and people through WODBWhich one doesn't belong? The top left, top right, bottom left or bottom right? And what's your argument for why? Which One Doesn't...

Alex BoxJan 235 minNotice & Wonder - 3 key uses in MathsRecently, I've discovered the power of the Notice & Wonder (N & W) routine for engaging and connecting whole maths learning communities....

Alex BoxNov 27, 20204 minBusting myths about maths - how do number talks help?I recently stumbled on this page in the Victorian Mathematics Teaching Toolkit. The list of common myths about learning maths caught my...

Alex BoxNov 25, 20202 minHopeful Hexagons - a rich pattern block explorationHopeful Hexagons was the task that sparked a variety of investigations and fascinating discoveries during a Flipped Maths Teacher Circle...

Alex BoxNov 22, 20203 minHow will you start maths class in 2021?How to set up a positive learning culture that gets students excited about maths and the year ahead is something that I've been putting...

Alex BoxNov 2, 20201 minThe maths PD that got me hookedMy first Maths Teacher Circle experience was in January of this year. As someone who’s attended many PL workshops over the years, it was...

Alex BoxSep 12, 20202 minNumber Talks: a life-changing discoveryI used to believe that I wasn´t a maths person. I was, though, a passionate teacher who would try anything to reach all learners across...

Alex BoxSep 27, 20192 minThe Surprising Joy of Mental CalculationLike many at age 18, I wasn´t really sold on what to do for a career. What I did know, was that I wanted to become completely...

Alex BoxSep 17, 20194 minConversations and LearningConversation - a talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged (Oxford Dictionary)....