ERIC Number: EJ1001254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
What Is the Square Root of Sixteen? Is This the Question?
Mathematics Teaching, n230 p21-22 Sep 2012
Symbolism is an important element within mathematical notation. Symbolism enables unambiguous communication of mathematical ideas and forms. Current mathematical symbolism is the result of much evolution and acceptance by those working in the field. When is it appropriate to challenge accepted norms and suggest alternatives or "changes"? Is a challenge to be regarded as "bold", or maybe "foolhardy"? Or, perhaps an appropriate response might be, "it all depends".
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Symbols (Mathematics), Teaching Methods, Secondary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom