One of the key comments in her feedback form to me was:
"...most students said if they are stuck on the task that they would ask a buddy for help - not from the same group. This shows that the Tuakana/Teina maths that you are doing in the class is working as students have the confidence to ask for help from their peers in another group..."
What makes me happy about this, is that the Maths Tuakana concept appears to be embedding in the classroom learning ethos. Students are identifying those who they can turn to for support and the classroom environment supports collaboration and open learning conversations between students.
I am going to keep working on this, but it is always nice to have affirmation from other teachers, that they see what you think might be happening...or trying to achieve.