Mathematics for Teaching Category: Mathematics education

Category: Mathematics education

What is scaffolding in education?

Scaffolding is a metaphor for describing a type of facilitating a teacher does to support students learning. Some educational paper lists some of these scaffolding like “breaking the task into smaller, more manageable parts; using ‘think alouds’, or verbalizing thinking processes when completing a task; cooperative learning, which promotes teamwork and dialogue among peers; concrete…

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Teaching through Problem Solving

Problem solving is not only the reason for teaching and learning mathematics. It is also the means for learning it. In the words of Hiebert et al: Students should be allowed to make the subject problematic. … Allowing the subject to be problematic means allowing students to wonder why things are, to inquire, to search…

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