Teacher’s Choice award for Beeby Fellowship resource

Caroline YoonRecent Beeby Fellow Dr Caroline Yoon received the Teacher’s Choice for Best Resource in Secondary at the New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards on 24 November, along with a resource about the Treaty of Waitangi.

Dr Yoon, who is an associate professor at the University of Auckland where she heads the Mathematics Education Unit, created her resource LEMMA: Mathematics tasks that promote higher order thinking during her Beeby fellowship.

The resource encourages secondary school maths students to focus on problem solving and critical thinking. It differs from a standard maths textbook as it addresses higher level skills and higher level thinking that are much harder to assess and often missed. It also promotes communication and writing skills.

For more information on the resource visit the New Zealand Council for Educational Research website or watch this video featuring Dr Yoon. 

The Beeby Fellowship is jointly administered by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and New Zealand Council for Educational Research.