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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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  Dynamic Geometry
Dynamic geometry software enables the user to construct points, lines, loci and geometrical shapes in the Euclidean plane. These can then be transformed and controlled by the user. For example, points can be dragged around...
Approved on 17/12/13 14:02   Viewed 7943 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 987 times

  Terms used in algebra and analysis
I have found " A handbook of terms used in algebra and analysis" by A.G. Howson and published by C.U.P. a most useful little book. Teachers who minds have been fogged up with ideas from...
Approved on 23/08/12 17:31   Viewed 63 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 5558 times

  Using rich collaborative tasks in AS and A2
Using rich mathematical tasks can solve many of the problems that arise at AS and A2 but what is a rich task and where can they be found?
Approved on 10/05/11 11:30   Viewed 15363 times

  What is Natural?
Why it is that 0 is a natural number.
Approved on 20/04/11 17:53   Viewed 579 times

  History of Mathematics
In teaching mathematics (including numeracy) we can so often present the finished product and not the creativity of the mathematician or the struggle required for new concepts to emerge. Learners can be left with a...
Approved on 18/04/11 09:19   Viewed 1632 times

  Resourcing Talking in KS1 Mathematics: Investigating pedagogy for collaboration and reasoning
If we see that children's collaborative engagement in mathematics supports learning in arithmetic, how do we develop tasks for young children that will encourage effective talk and collaboration?
Approved on 18/04/11 09:09   Viewed 2041 times

  At the board, on the desk, in the head
Find out more about using IWBs interactively in secondary mathematics lessons.
Approved on 18/01/11 10:37   Viewed 86523 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 21691 times
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