Engineers, mathematicians, and mathematics teachers all deal with mathematics but it is only the math teacher who talks about math to non-mathspeakers and initiate them to ‘mathspeak’. To do this, the math teachers should be able to ‘unpack’ for the students the mathematics that mathematicians for years have been so busy ‘packing’ (generalising and abstracting)…

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Math Problems for K-12 is my new site that contains problems with solutions, explanations and common errors students commit in solving the problem. Sample students answers are shown with the corresponding marks. The posts are written for students but teachers, I’m sure, will also find them helpful. You can say this is the student version…

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Scaffolding is a metaphor for describing a type of facilitating a teacher does to support students’ own construction of knowledge. It is usually in the form of questions or additional information. In scaffolding learning, we should be careful not to reduce the learning by rote. In the case of problem solving for example, the scaffolds provided…

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