Mathematics for Teaching Tag: mathematical literacy

Tag: mathematical literacy

What is mathematical literacy?

Defining mathematical literacy The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) of the OECD describes mathematical literacy as: “an individual’s capacity to identify and understand the role that mathematics plays in the world, to make well-founded judgments and to use and engage with mathematics in ways that meet the needs of that individual’s life as a constructive, concerned and reflective citizen” (OECD,1999)….

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Mathematical habits of mind

Learning mathematics is not just about knowing, understanding, and applying its concepts, principles and all the associated mathematical procedures and algorithms. It’s not just even about  acquiring the capacity to solve problem,  to reason, and to communicate. It is about making these capacities part of students’ thinking habits. It is only then that one can…

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