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Analyzing and explaining mathematical thinking and learning

There are four general perspectives one can analyze and explain mathematical thinking and learning.These views should be seen not as competing but complementing each other. The four are: Mathematics: where the focus is on the rules and norms of the mathematical research community. Mathematics education: where the focus is on the individual and social processes in… Read More »

Exercises, Problems, and Math Investigations

The quality of mathematics students learn depends on the mathematical tasks or activities we let our students engage in. Mathematical activities/tasks can be categorized into three types: exercises, problem solving, and math investigations. Standard exercises These are activities with clearly defined procedure/strategy and goal. Standard exercises are used for mastery of a newly learned skill… Read More »

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