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ERIC Number: EJ943565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Celebrate Mathematical Curiosity
Redford, Christine
Teaching Children Mathematics, v18 n3 p144-151 Oct 2011
Children's mathematical questions are often based in real-world experiences, as they instinctively make connections to the world around them. In teaching math methods courses, this author recently started to emphasize the importance of fostering curiosity in, and activating the thinking of, the students. In this article, she describes how to tap students' curiosity, stimulate their thinking, and help them connect the mathematical world to their own. (Contains 3 figures.)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-3702; Fax: 703-476-2970; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A