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Mathemapedia - the mathematics education wiki

Mathemapedia is a wiki for mathematics education for all teachers of mathematics. You can write your own entries, edit and develop entries already there, and/or simply read entries that other teachers have written.

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  The Ultimate Classroom
What would your ultimate maths classroom look like? What resources would would in it? What' resources would you have? Think out of the box!
Approved on 29/07/14 10:00   Viewed 723 times

  What is the difference between a square and a rectangle?
It is often a matter of uncertainty as to whether a square is also a rectangle. It is, in the same sense that a crow is also a bird or a dog is also a...
Approved on 31/08/13 18:54   Viewed 2069 times

  Preparing to teach decimals
Think about how to teach the concept of decimals and the skills behind using decimals so that all pupils/students are confident in their learning of this topic.
Approved on 23/08/12 17:43   Viewed 1030 times

  Perimeter of a Rectangle
A look at teaching the concept of perimeter of a rectangle against the backdrop of contructs and ideas developed by Pirie and Kieren (1994) and Watson and Mason (2006)
Approved on 23/08/12 17:42   Viewed 814 times

  Division of Fractions - Why do we multiply to divide?
Division of whole numbers is very different from division of fractions which often confuses and frustrates students as they engage in learning this new concept. Students tend to misapply their understanding of division of whole...
Approved on 23/08/12 17:36   Viewed 1372 times

  Applying Pythagoras
How to apply pythagoras thoerem to practical situations
Approved on 23/08/12 17:32   Viewed 5742 times

  The Instrumental Maths Teacher - A Poem
Skemp's observations on the difference between Relational and Instrumental Understanding need to be considered by mathematics teachers. The lifelong impact on learners is not trivial.
Approved on 23/06/11 11:36   Viewed 5587 times

  What is Natural?
Why it is that 0 is a natural number.
Approved on 20/04/11 17:53   Viewed 587 times

Clarity and generality in talking about sequences
Approved on 18/04/11 09:01   Viewed 1019 times

  Creating an Atmosphere for Useful Conjecture
The ethos of a classroom can support mathematical thinking or it can block mathematical thinking. Approaches which expect pupils to follow the teacher’s examples may not give the pupils enough time to question and explore...
Approved on 04/01/11 09:59   Viewed 22773 times
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