Mathematics for Teaching Category: Teaching mathematics

Category: Teaching mathematics

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…

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What is cognitive conflict approach to teaching?

According to Piaget, knowledge is constructed when a learner encounters input from the environment and incorporates the new experiences to his/her existing schemes and mental structures (assimilation). When this new assimilated information conflicts with previously formed mental structures, the result is called disequilibrium – a cognitive conflict. This state of disequilibrium motivates the learner to…

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