Mathematics for Teaching Tag: problem solving

Tag: problem solving

Types of Problem Solving Tasks

The phrase ‘problem solving’ has different meanings in mathematics education. Even its role in mathematics teaching and learning is not clear cut. Some view problem solving as an end in itself. Others see it as starting point for learning. Nevertheless, here are some of the types of problem solving tasks we would see in textbooks…

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Making Sense of Power Function

The power function, , n = positive integral exponents is actually the ‘basic’ polynomial function.They are the first terms in the polynomial function. With graphing utility, it is no longer as much fun to graph function. What has become more challenging is interpreting them. Here’s are a set of tasks you can ask your learners…

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Top 5 Best Math Education Sites and Blogs

Math teachers serious at improving their craft should find a wealth of resources in the following math education sites: 1. The Klein Project blog is a collection of vignettes written for secondary school mathematics teacher. The blog is unique in the sense that unlike other blogs for teachers, “the vignette is not about pedagogy, but inspires good…

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