Category Archives: Teaching mathematics

What is variation theory of learning?

Variation theory of learning was developed by Ference Marton of the University of Gothenburg. One of its basic tenets is that learning is always directed at something – the object of learning (phenomenon, object, skills, or certain aspects of reality) and that learning must result in a qualitative change in the way of seeing this “something” (Ling & Marton, 2011).… Read More »

George Polya’s Ten Commandments for Teachers

This is George Polya’s 10 commandments for teachers: 1. Be interested in your subject. 2. Know your subject. 3. Know about the ways of learning: The best way to learn anything is to discover it by yourself. 4. Try to read the faces of your students, try to see their expectations and difficulties, put yourself… Read More »

Levels of math teachers expertise

Math teachers expertise can be characterized in three levels: The teachers at Level 1 can only tell students the important basic ideas of mathematics such as facts, concepts, and procedures. These teachers are more likely to teach by telling. For example in teaching students about the set of integers they start by defining what integers… Read More »

The Four Freedoms in the Classroom

You will find that by providing the following freedoms in your classroom an improved learning environment will be created. The Freedom to Make Mistakes Help your students to approach the acquisition of knowledge with confidence. We all learn  through our mistakes. Listen to and observe your students and encourage them to explain or demonstrate why… Read More »

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