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Teach and assess for conceptual understanding

To teach for conceptual understanding requires assessing for conceptual understanding. The principles that guide teaching for understanding must be the same principles that should guide assessment. What are some of these? Open-ended, problem solving tasks To teach for conceptual understanding, it is not enough that students engage in problem solving task. The tasks should be… 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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