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Keep Calm & Remain Critical with Dr Catherine Attard

June 30, 2020

Special guest Dr Catherine Attard discusses her latest blog post with AMSI Outreach Officers Marcus Garrett and Leanne McMahon. In a spirited conversation, they look at how teachers and parents can discern between good and not-so-great mathematics resources in this time of information overload. They also discuss effective use of technology in Mathematics, the difference between performing and learning in maths and what 'home-schooling' really means.

Podcast notes and resources can be found at Catherine's Blog can be found at

Other Links discussed in the episode:

Attard, C. (2020), Teaching maths in challenging times: Keep calm and remain critical! Blog post on Engaging Maths. Retrieved from

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), 2010, Mathematics Proficiencies. Retrieved from

Boaler, J. (1996), Case Studies of Alternative Approaches to Mathematics Teaching: Situated Cognition, Sex and Setting. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Kings College School of Education, University of London, UK. Retrieved from

Garrett, M. (2016), The Problem with Problem Solving. Blog article on Calculate by AMSI. Retrieved from

Website: Joel Speranza – Leveraging Technology for Learning.

YouTube Channel: Joel Speranza Math.

Link to Dr Attard’s Research Project, ‘Investigating the impact of COVID-19 on teachers' technology-related attitudes, beliefs and practices’ (call for survey participants):

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