Mathematics for Teaching Tag: visual scaffolding

Tag: visual scaffolding

Teaching mathematics by visual scaffolding

Visual scaffolding is a natural support to learning mathematics since most mathematical concepts are first distilled visually i.e. a concept is conceived as having a specific visual beginning, and a defined visual progression. As the concept progresses, numbers are incrementally engaged in translating the visuals into numerical information. The visual connections are designed to make…

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What is scaffolding in education?

Scaffolding is a metaphor for describing a type of facilitating a teacher does to support students learning. Some educational paper lists some of these scaffolding like “breaking the task into smaller, more manageable parts; using ‘think alouds’, or verbalizing thinking processes when completing a task; cooperative learning, which promotes teamwork and dialogue among peers; concrete…

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