Tag Archives: teaching math

Top 20 Math Posts and Pages in 2012

I blog in order to organise what I think. And I don’t think I’m succeeding judging from the range of topics that I have so far written since I started Math for Teaching blog in 2010. Here’s the twenty most popular math posts and pages in this blog for the year 2012. It’s a mix… Read More »

Teaching triangle congruence

In this post I propose a way of teaching the concept of triangle congruence. Like most of the lessons I share in this blog, the teaching strategy for this lesson is  Teaching through Problem Solving. In a TtPS lesson, the lesson starts with a situation that students will problematize. The problems either have many correct answers… Read More »

Math is not easy

I think it’s a waste of time trying to make mathematics easy and fun to learn if your idea of fun does not involve challenge. Mathematics is not an easy subject and it is not easy to learn it. That is a fact. The sooner the teacher accepts this, the better for her students. The… 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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