A couple months ago we posted on VIT‘s teacher satisfaction survey. Suffice to say, there wasn’t much indication of satisfaction. This morning, local ABC radio gave VIT more of the same. Continue reading “VIT Gets Love on the Radio”
This one of those lazy WitCHes, where we really should do the work and critique the thing but we just can’t muster the energy to do it. The WitCH is a video, a recent NSW Education conversation-lecture for K-6 teachers: Student Engagement in Mathematics. The star of the show is Catherine Attard, Professor of Mathematics Education at Western Sydney University.* Continue reading “Witch 101: Engagement Party”
Tom has a new post on his Teaching Mathematics blog, on Exploratory Data Analysis. Please check it out, and support Tom while he gets going. Continue reading “Tom’s New Post: Exploratory Data Analysis”
The answer is, it seems to me, that they should not.
I support the Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Voice to Parliament. Not strongly, not from having thought much about it, and not without a couple of niggles. But I support it. Why? The short answer is, Noel Pearson. Continue reading “Should Universities be Supporting the Voice to Parliament?”
Eugenia Cheng is one of the happy new faces of mathematics popularisation. She is adored by all. Well, almost all. Continue reading “What If Not Everybody is Good at Maths?”
OK, courtesy of Elon Musk, we’ve now watched What is a Woman, by professional stirrer, Matt Walsh. The video has been viewed, or at least clicked on, over 160 million times, and it has been reviewed, well, pretty much nowhere. That, in and of itself, says a hell of a lot.
We have our views, about Walsh and his film, but that can wait. Our lines are open.
Since we wrote about AI and ChatGPT a few months ago there have been another billion columns on the stuff, including an Australian opinion piece a couple weeks ago by ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho (freely available here). De Carvalho’s is by no means the worst, and in ways it is good. Still, De Carvalho’s op-ed is pretty foolish, and De Carvalho is our fool. We feel obligated to note some things in response.
Not total class, but a ton more class than we’ve ever witnessed from VCAA.
This is a lot of times to write about one multiple choice question, but it is important. A month or so ago we posted a PoSWW on a 2022 Queensland MCQ exam question, for which the accompanying exam report indicated the wrong answer. In a second post last week, we noted that QCAA had updated their exam report, to indicate the correct answer and including a footnote flagging that the correction had been made. QCAA has now gone further. Continue reading “QCAA Shows Some More Class”