Mathematics for Teaching Category: Misconceptions

Category: Misconceptions

What is i equal to?

Am i or am i not ? Khan Academy say I am, www.jamestanton.com says I’m not. It is really very tempting to deduce that because . Many have fallen victim to this.   This post is part of my series of posts about common misconceptions in mathematics. Mistakes vs Misconceptions Top ten errors in algebra…

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Mistakes and Misconceptions in Mathematics

Misconceptions are very different from the mistakes students make. Mistakes are not consciously made. Misconceptions are. Mistakes are usually one-off, while misconceptions, the gods forbid, could be for keeps. Mistakes are made by a few, misconceptions are made by many and, repeatedly. Students can figure out their mistakes by themselves because mistakes are usually due to…

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