Sunday, 14 February 2016


Mathematical problems are not tasks to be completed - they are tools to generate thinking.



A couple of weeks ago I suggested that parents and adult tutors begin the daily practice of giving mathematical problems to learners in order to cultivate a culture of mathematizing. The clip included some strategies and problem types to begin the process.

The clip below demonstrates how to use these problems to do so.

Here is the theme: Mathematical problems are not tasks to be completed - they are tools to generate thinking. This one gets better about half way in - hope it's helpful.

YouTube link here.



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