## What did we see?

* use of concrete materials

* students explaining their reasoning and justifying

* students working collaboratively to solve problems, asking each other questions, clarifying their understanding

* students recording their strategies and using words and symbols to represent their understanding

* students explaining what they were doing and what the objective or big picture was.

* students explaining their reasoning and justifying

* students working collaboratively to solve problems, asking each other questions, clarifying their understanding

* students recording their strategies and using words and symbols to represent their understanding

* students explaining what they were doing and what the objective or big picture was.

## What would we like to see more of?

* more authentic learning experiences linked to real world applications

* more opportunities for students to use or transfer their skills across learning areas or into the real world experiences

* more opportunities for students to use or transfer their skills across learning areas or into the real world experiences

## Theory of action

If teachers investigate how to use real world experiences and problems in the mathematics classroom then they might be able to create programs using maths in authentic ways.

If teachers use mathematics in authentic ways then students may recognise how mathematics relates to their everyday life.

If students recognise how mathematics is used in real life they may idependently identify areas for inquiry.

If students are identifying areas for mathematical inquiry then they may select startegies in order to solve problems

If students are engaged in authentic mathematic experiences with real world applications then they will recognise the relevance of mathematics to their daily life and

If teachers use mathematics in authentic ways then students may recognise how mathematics relates to their everyday life.

If students recognise how mathematics is used in real life they may idependently identify areas for inquiry.

If students are identifying areas for mathematical inquiry then they may select startegies in order to solve problems

If students are engaged in authentic mathematic experiences with real world applications then they will recognise the relevance of mathematics to their daily life and