19: Voice and Confidence
Ability grouping, prevalent in New Zealand mathematics teaching, has become a driver of inequity in outcomes.

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The Shirley Primary School teachers and students explain the significance of the change to mixed ability groups in mathematics education. They talk about the shift for silent students who are now able to have a voice as mathematicians and inquiring learners.

This video explains the changes in student mathematics engagement and participation brought about by the use of the 'talk moves' in Hangaia Te Urupounamu Pāngarau Mō TātouDMIC. Teachers talk about the big shifts happening in the development of social skills. Teacher, Emily Mallon, describes the transfer effect as students start to use the 'talk moves' to support their learning in other curriculum areas.