Prismatic is a free online journal for teachers of mathematics and statistics from the University of Auckland.
To date two issues of the journal have been published with each edition of Prismatic having similar features
- an opinion piece or commentary
- a review of research on a key area with implications for practice
- a summary of findings from a recent piece of postgraduate work
- an introduction to someone who has a PhD in mathematics and statistics education and what their work is about
- a review of a resource such as a digital tool, website, or book
- an idea to try in the classroom, with information about how and why we might use it
Inside the current issue you will find a summary of the findings from Dr Pani Te Maro ( Ngāti Porou, Whānau a Pōkai) as she completed her thesis which looks at the role of pāngarau in kura Māori. Also in the current issue is a look into what instructional online programmes are being used in primary schools and a summary of the research as to why we should teach fractions.
And Issue one
- Mathematics in the NZC: Is it enough?
- How is school mathematics represented in young adult fiction?
- On the web: The Parallel Project
- From the classroom: Disappearing decimals
- Home-school partnerships in mathematics
- PhD profile: Posing statistical questions
- The Team at Prismatic hope the journal will be a useful place for teachers to find research that interests them and helps them and their students.