The best evidence syntheses (BESs) bring together research evidence about ‘what works’ for diverse (all) learners in education. Recent BESs each include a number of cases that describe actual examples of professional practice and then analyse the findings. These cases support educators to grasp the big ideas behind effective practice at the same time as they provide vivid insight into their application.
Children’s informal mathematical knowledge originates with their everyday activities. This short case illustrates how a young child uses the various spatial words in a waiata to direct her actions with a poi.