This blog is my contribution to narrowing the gap between research and practice in mathematics teaching and learning. It contains teaching tips based on current reforms in mathematics education such as teaching mathematics through problem solving (TtPS), developing higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) and mathematical habits of mind, constructivist teaching, scaffolding learning, etc.
I love to develop mathematical tasks and activities that involve basic mathematics concepts but has the potential to engage both teachers and students in higher level thinking. I am particularly interested in students’ learning trajectory in algebra, geometry, numbers, combinatorics, etc.
My work includes doing research in mathematics teaching, writing curriculum materials and facilitating professional development programs for mathematics teachers. I taught mathematics for 8 years before my current work.
Mathematics for Teaching was initially my online notebook but comments and traffics encouraged me to share more my ideas. My other blog, K-12 Math Problems is written for students. It contains problems, solutions, explanations, and common errors. Teachers will also find it useful. Math Ed Studies, my third blog is more like my notebook, my nth attempt to organize what I read. My computer crashed twice last 2011. Thanks to the blogs. I don’t have to reconstruct everything.
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