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ERIC Number: EJ1093223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Putting Thinking into Middle and Upper Secondary Mathematics
Jelinek, Mark
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v71 n4 p14-19 2015
The application of skills and knowledge to a "real world" context entails a greater set of competencies than just technical proficiency, for both the student who sits the problem and the teacher who sets it. These competencies require unpacking. A greater understanding of these competencies would enable teachers to create tasks that test what they are supposed to, with improved insight into difficulty level. Moreover, it would enable students to receive not only a better training for those tasks, but also a more meaningful education. The reflections presented in this article are an attempt to begin this unpacking process and are based on the teaching experiences of the author.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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