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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 541 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 759 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 1255 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 15348 times

  Cuisenaire Rods
Think about how you can use Cuisenaire Rods to develop pupils' mathematical understanding across the age range
Approved on 18/04/11 10:00   Viewed 1198 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 1629 times

Clarity and generality in talking about sequences
Approved on 18/04/11 09:01   Viewed 998 times

  Classroom Atmosphere
The ethos and atmosphere of the classroom, the ways of working established by teacher and learners together can have a profound effect on the effectiveness of the lessons.
Approved on 05/01/11 16:49   Viewed 17702 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 21472 times

  Connections between topics both within and beyond mathematics and with the real world - AS and A2
Mathematics is all about connections. Learners need to be able to make connections between different areas of mathematics and to make connections with the real world. It is an important part of a teachers role...
Approved on 13/10/10 14:33   Viewed 10187 times
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