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Watson, Jane – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2015
Using statistical literacy skills to determine appropriate scales to be used on graphs is an essential part of numeracy. Using several meaningful contexts, this article explains very clearly when it is appropriate and inappropriate to begin the scale of a graph at zero.
Descriptors: Statistics, Numeracy, Graphs, Scaling
Windsor, Will – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2011
SProblem solving has a long and successful history in mathematics education and is valued by many teachers as a way to engage and facilitate learning within their classrooms. The potential benefit for using problem solving in the development of algebraic thinking is that "it may broaden and develop students' mathematical thinking beyond the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Algebra, Teaching Methods