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Mathematics Matters Lesson Accounts
A collection of memorable mathematics lessons that conference and colloquia delegates had observed or taught which they felt were successful.  Each account refers to one or more of the values and principles in the report.
 

Mathematics Matters Lesson Accounts

Conference and colloquia delegates were asked to write accounts of memorable mathematics lessons that they had observed or taught which they felt were successful.

Having written the accounts delegates were asked to work together to refer them to one or more of the values and principles. These references are included.

Thus, the lesson accounts serve the purpose of reflecting in practice the various values and principles agreed through the year of consultation.

 
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Values

Fluency in recalling facts and performing skills
Conceptual understanding and interpretations for representations
Strategies for investigation and problem solving
Awareness of the nature and values of educational system
Appreciation of the power of mathematics in society
 

Principles

Builds on the knowledge learners already have
Exposes and discusses common misconceptions and other surprising phenomena
Uses higher-order questions
Makes appropriate use of whole class interactive teaching, individual work and cooperative small group work
Encourages reasoning rather than ‘answer getting’
Uses rich, collaborative tasks
Creates connections between topics both within and beyond mathematics and with the real world
Uses resources, including technology, in creative and appropriate ways
 
 

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Lesson Accounts Introduction

Mathematics Matters - What constitutes the effective learning of mathematics? find out more

 

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Executive Summary - Click here to download the Mathematics Matters Executive Summary PDF.