Bob is an elementary school student. He is learning to calculate. He just learned about addition and multiplication but there are some things that he doesn’t understand. For example, how come 1+3 = 3 + 1? How can it be the same thought Bob? Every morning I have 1 piece of bread for breakfast while…

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This post is the second in the series of post about the Math Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) where I present task/lesson that teachers and interested readers of this blog can discuss. The first is about Tangents to Curves, a Year 12 lesson. This second post is for young learners. The task How many small cubes make up…

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Hello bloggers and teachers. This blog is hosting the 50th edition of Math Teachers at Play (MTAP) blog carnival this 18th of May 2012. Promote your favorite posts/articles by submitting the links using the MATP submission form before the 18th. Do you have a game, activity, or anecdote about teaching math to young students? Please share! What is your…

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