TEACHING INCORRECT MATHEMATICAL META-LANGUAGE

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Posted by , August 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Among the many awesome and accurate maths resources, there are some that makes us say ‘nooo!!!’, and teaching students incorrect mathematical metalanguage is one of them!One that is oft repeated is calling three-dimensional objects, ‘shapes’. A shape by definition has 2 dimensions.The 3 dimensions are left to right, front to…

IGNORING THE MEANING OF THE EQUALS SIGN

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Posted by , May 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Among the many awesome and accurate maths resources available on-line, there are some that makes us say ‘nooo!!!’, and ignoring the meaning of the equals sign is one of them!A fabulous investigation involving groups of students creating number sentences using post-it notes with numbers and symbols, was marred when groups…
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