Tag Archives: teaching thinking via mathematics

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 »

Teaching through Problem Solving

Problem solving is not only the reason for teaching and learning mathematics. It is also the means for learning it. In the words of Hiebert et al: Students should be allowed to make the subject problematic. … Allowing the subject to be problematic means allowing students to wonder why things are, to inquire, to search… Read More »

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