Category Archives: High school mathematics

Embedding the idea of functions in geometry lessons

GeoGebra is a great tool to promote a way of thinking and reasoning about shapes. It provides an environment where students can observe and describe the relationships within and among geometric shapes, analyze what changes and what stays the same when shapes are transformed, and make generalizations. When shapes or objects are transformed or moved,… Read More »

What is mathematical modeling?

While there is no consensus yet as to a precise definition of this term, mathematical modeling is generally understood as the process of applying mathematics to a real world problem with a view of understanding the latter. One can argue that mathematical modeling is the same as applying mathematics where we also  start with a… Read More »

Conference on Assessing Learning

The conference is open to high school mathematics and science teachers, department heads and coordinators, supervisors, tertiary and graduate students and lecturers, researchers, and curriculum developers in science and mathematics. Plenary Topics and Speakers 1. The Relationship between Classroom Tasks, Students’ Engagement, and Assessing Learning by Dr. Peter Sullivan 2. Assessment for Learning: Practice, Pupils… Read More »

Teaching simplifying and adding radicals

The square root of a number is usually introduced via an activity that involves getting the side of a square with the given area. For example the side of a square with area 25 sq unit is 5 unit because 5 x 5 = 25. To introduce the existence of , a square of area… Read More »

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