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Alternative Conceptions: Heat and Temperature
(TESS India, 2016)From an early age, children develop ideas and personal theories to explain the world around them and how it works. Children’s ideas form the basis of their predictions and rules for action; for example, they quickly learn ...

Asking Questions that Challenge Thinking: Fractions
(TESS India, 2016)In this unit you will think about how to introduce fractions to your students. Some students can see fractions as a very difficult topic to understand. There are many reasons for this, but making sure that your students ...

Authentic Writing
(TESS India, 2016)In this unit you will focus on incorporating purposeful, enjoyable, authentic writing activities into your classroom, thereby motivating your students to develop the important skill of writing. You will consider the ...

Brainstorming: Forces and Laws of Motion
(TESS India, 2016)This unit will introduce you to a classroom technique called brainstorming. Brainstorming involves collecting ideas from your students. It is a simple technique that allows students to think creatively and freely and ...

Brainstorming: Sound
(TESS India, 2016)This unit aims to help to develop your expertise in using the technique of brainstorming with your students. Brainstorming involves giving the students a topic or theme such as sound and asking them to give you all the ...

Building Mathematical Resilience: Similarity and Congruency in Triangles
(TESS India, 2016)Through the activities in this unit, you will also help to develop your students’ resilience in learning mathematics in order to feed their curiosity and ability to explore mathematical ideas – and as a result, put in the ...

Building Mental Models: Teaching Carbon and its Compounds to Class X
(TESS India, 2016)Physical models use real objects to represent parts of a system. Mental models are also representations of systems and processes, but are usually more abstract than physical models. They are schematic rather than concrete, ...

Building your Students' Confidence to Speak English
(TESS India, 2016)Learning to speak is an important aspect of language education. It can also be the most fun. Most students are motivated to improve their speaking because they are aware of the advantages of being able to speak English ...

Classroom Routines
(TESS India, 2016)This unit is about developing your routines for using English in the classroom. The focus is on the key language skills of speaking and listening. Think of all the things you and your students say, at the start and end ...

Community Approaches: Science Education and Environmental Issues
(TESS India, 2016)Community approaches to science education focus on relating the accepted science concepts and facts to the problems facing society. They will help your students to understand the causes and consequences of environmental ...

Community Resources for English
(TESS India, 2016)In this unit you will explore ways to teach English using the spoken and written English that you and your students come into contact with every day. This ‘everyday’ English can provide you with interesting teaching resources ...

Comparing and Contrasting Tasks: Volume and Capacity
(TESS India, 2016)‘Compare and contrast’ is an activity to make students aware of mathematical properties and their applications. It is effective for learning about subtle samenesses and differences. When you compare, you identify what is ...

Concept Mapping: Water
(TESS India, 2016)You may have already learned about brainstorming as a way of eliciting students’ prior knowledge and ideas in the unit Brainstorming: sound. Concept mapping is a very different but complementary technique that is concerned ...

Conjecturing and Generalising in Mathematics: Introducing Algebra
(TESS India, 2016)Algebra is the topic where many students start to say that mathematics is difficult. This may be for many reasons; young students like things to be straightforward and concrete, whereas algebra is about abstract symbols ...

Connecting Mathematics: Finding Factors and Multiples
(TESS India, 2016)Finding factors and multiples is an essential part of mathematics. The use of these concepts starts from an early age, when young students are working on multiplication and sharing. In school mathematics it is built on ...

Cooperative Learning and Mathematical Talk
(TESS India, 2016)Triangles are often thought of as the basic shape in geometry, because all other polygons can be divided into triangles. Therefore, getting your students to recognise, use and communicate with one another about triangles ...

Creating Contexts for Abstract Mathematics: Equations
(TESS India, 2016)Constructing, writing, reading and solving equations play an important role – not only in the school curriculum but also in the process of mathematical thinking. Equations are important in other subjects as well, such as ...

Creative Thinking in Mathematics: Proportional Reasoning
(TESS India, 2016)Life without a sense of proportion is difficult to imagine – it is present in all actions of enlargement and reduction. It is used in the home when thinking about the ingredients for cooking for ten people instead of six. ...

Developing and Monitoring Reading
(TESS India, 2016)This unit is about resources and practices to help your students develop the key skills of reading aloud and reading silently in English, and the transition from reading aloud to silent reading. When you listen to your ...

Developing and Monitoring Writing
(TESS India, 2016)This unit is about strategies you can use to encourage writing in English in your classroom. The main focus is on supporting your students in composition and drafting. Of course, spelling, handwriting and punctuation are ...