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ERIC Number: EJ1001250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Mathematics Education Is Not an Enigma--Part 1
Williams, Doug
Mathematics Teaching, n230 p9-12 Sep 2012
Doug Williams presented the opening address at Conference 2012 on the theme of "Enigmas". This is storytelling about the learning and teaching of mathematics at its best. The descriptions are of real classrooms with real teachers, and real learners. As with many good stories this is the narrative of a journey. A journey that seeks to change approaches to the "craft" of teaching, to consider what is of primary importance in the classroom, and to develop a curriculum based on the notion of "working mathematically". But, the curriculum is not just about what is to be learned. Far more important is "how" the learning should be enabled, and this is the "craft" of teaching. Where does this journey start for learners of mathematics? It starts with an interesting problem.
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Language: English
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