The FizzicsEd Podcast

The FizzicsEd Podcast

For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a science teacher, author and founder of the multi-award winning science outreach team at Fizzics Education.... Show More

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September 22, 2017 62 min
Steve Sherman, TEDx speaker & Director of Living Maths, shares his highly student-centred approach to teaching mathematics & logical reasoning. In many ways it’s not about how integers are moved in equations, it’s about producing a learning environment that students can thrive in. “How are you going get students to fall in love with mathematics if all you are going to do is make them do sums at school and then go and home and do homework? That’s not really going to get them excited.” We also discuss how your students can connect with NASA astronauts in web conferences organised by Living Maths plus find out how Wanda Diaz Merced, a blind Astrophysicist visited the Athlone school for the blind where the students listened to the sound of the recent solar eclipse.   Top 3 learnings

Make mathematics more than just solving equations. Embed it in real life and make lessons as hands-on and as tangible as possible.
Find ways to connect with students who are disengaged. What are they interested in? Empower these students to research their favourite topic and challenge them to find a way to relate it the classroom topic.
Teach students problem-solving skills at every opportunity

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Steve Sherman
Since 1995, Steve Sherman has grown Living Maths to become a catalyst for student’s love of mathematics through enrichment opportunities across South Africa and beyond. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Steve is passionate about sharing knowledge and a strong advocate for using technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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Phone: +612 9674 2191

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