Why is it important to build a “toolbox” of knowledge and skills that our students can use appropriately and efficiently?
We want the students to have a selection of tools that they can utilise to solve a problem. We want them to learn not only how to use the tool but also when and why.

Garry discusses his “toolbox” as a teacher and how he build a “toolbox” with his students
What are some effective ways to build a “toolbox” with students?
Our suggestions:
 Algebra Programme Overview: We redesigned our Year 9 and 10 mathematics programmes to meet the needs of our students (contributor: Anna Cox)
 Introducing Vocabulary: Develops algebraic notation and a toolbox of skills by emphasising rigour and vocabulary (contributor: Rachel Jones)
 Maintenance: Develops prerequisite knowledge by building a toolbox of knowledge and skills (contributor: Eric McAuslan)
 Quadratics: Develops algebraic notation and prerequisite knowledge by emphasising rigour and correct use of vocabulary and building a toolbox of knowledge and skills (contributor: Anna Cox)
 Students Solving Equations: Shows the challenge of understanding algebraic notation and using prerequisite knowledge and the importance of using rigour and correct use of vocabulary building a toolbox of knowledge and skills (contributor: Anna Cox)
 Trigonometry Tool: Develops algebraic notation and prerequisite knowledge by emphasising rigour and correct use of vocabulary and building a toolbox of knowledge and skills (contributor: Anna Cox)