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ERIC Number: EJ1093093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Building a Solid Foundation from Which to Launch Our Future Mathematicians
Nagy, Robin
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v69 n3 p20-25 2013
It is essential to retain a focus on building students' mathematical reasoning and comprehension rather than merely developing superficial understanding through procedural learning. All too often this approach "takes a back seat" because of examination and assessment pressure, where the importance of "How?" supersedes that of "Why?" It is not what we teach that is important so much as how we teach it. This session explores conceptual methods in the teaching of Secondary mathematics. It will appeal to both new and seasoned teachers, providing food for thought and suggesting practical approaches to teaching mathematics for understanding rather than regurgitation.
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A