Tag Archives: teaching through problem solving

(Mis) Understanding by Design

The country’s schools are now implementing ‘Understanding by Design (UbD) curriculum.’ Some private schools are implementing it at all levels while all the public schools are on its first year of implementation starting with first year high school subjects. I’m not a fan of UbD, especially in the way it is being implemented here but… Read More »

Teaching the properties of equality through problem solving

I like to teach mathematical concepts via problem solving. It right away engages students mind. It creates a need for learning a more systematic way of doing things and hence a reason for learning the concept. It provides a context for making connections. Most important of all, it gives students opportunity to learn before they… Read More »

Teaching the concept of function

Mathematics is not just about the study of numbers and shapes but also about the study of patterns and relationships. Function, which can define some of these relationships, is an indispensable tool in its study. Function is the central underlying concept in calculus. It is also one of the key concepts of mathematics that can… Read More »

Lesson Study in Mathematics

From 2006 – 2009, the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UPNISMED) piloted a school-based professional development  program for teachers called Lesson Study to two high schools and two elementary schools in Metro Manila. The project involved all the mathematics teachers of the schools. Lesson study engages teachers in creative and… Read More »

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