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Chinnappan, Mohan; Desplat, Bethany – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2012
The teaching of mathematics for the development of numeracy is emerging to be an important goal of recent reforms. In broad terms, numeracy involves the application of mathematical concepts and procedures in the understanding and solution of a range of problems including real-life problems. Teaching for numeracy, thus calls for skills in…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Chinnappan, Mohan – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2004
The quality of knowledge underlying students' algebraic thinking is a major concern of K-12 mathematics teaching and reform-driven curriculum documents. In this paper the author examines this issue by characterizing a group of high school students' algebraic knowledge and patterns of use of that knowledge during the solution of selected problems.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Secondary School Mathematics, Graphs