In Investigating an Ordering of Quadrilaterals published in ZDM, Gunter Graumann shared a good activity for developing students mathematical thinking. The activity is about ordering quadrilaterals based on its characteristics. He gave the following list of different aspects of quadrilaterals as possible basis for investigation. Sides with equal length (two neighbouring or two opposite or three or four sides) Sum of the length…

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‘To understand mathematics is to make connections.’ This is one of the central ideas in current reforms in mathematics teaching. Every question, every task a teacher prepares in his/her math classes should contribute towards strengthening the connections among concepts. There are many ways of doing this. In this post I will share one of the…

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Why study trigonometry? We study Trigonometry because it is useful. Its earliest and simplest use is to find the missing part of a triangle. But mathematicians do not just study something because it is useful. More often, they study something because it is fascinating. This fascination with triangles especially in the measure of it sides…

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