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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GeoGebra is a great tool to promote a way of thinking and reasoning about shapes. It provides an environment where students can observe and describe the relationships within and among geometric shapes, analyze what changes and what stays the same when shapes are transformed, and make generalizations. When shapes or objects are transformed or moved,…

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Welcome to the 7th edition of Math and Multimedia blog carnival. Before we begin Carnival 7, let’s look at some of the trivias about the number seven: The Millennium Prize Problems are seven problems in mathematics that were stated by the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000. Currently, six of the problems remain unsolved. Seven, the fourth prime number, is not…

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