ERIC Number: ED427967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Teaching for Meaning in Mathematics.
Bates, Juanita James
This paper describes three methods that can be utilized in teaching for meaning in mathematics. These three methods are based on learning theories. Although there may not be consensus of what constitutes meaningful learning in the study of mathematics, there are problems with meaningless mathematics that are widely agreed upon by educators. Teaching methods that contribute to students being able to ground mathematical concepts meaningfully are widely needed. The expectation is that students will be able to apply learned concepts, skills and generalizations when dealing with everyday situations and that they will be able to solve real world problems. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Mathematicians (Houston, TX, 1995).