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Balancing Knowing Math Basics with Developing Mathematical Thinking

When a kid cant count back correct change @ the till its likely not because they dont know basic facts but they lack mathematical thinking — Dean Shareski (@shareski) June 7, 2013 So, what does it mean to think mathematically? … Continue reading

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Doing a 3-part lesson does not mean you are doing math inquiry

Back in February 2013, I published a post ‘Thoughts on math inquiry…subject to change after I click publish‘. In that post I listed a few ideas I had with respect to math inquiry. One of the ideas I expressed was … Continue reading

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Math Inquiry or Problem Based Learning: Plan to be less helpful

(Photo courtesy of Flickr user: .michael.newman.) This is a follow up to my preparing for math inquiry blog entry.  In that post I explain that an important place to start, when preparing for math inquiry, is to focus on developing … Continue reading

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Preparing for Math Inquiry or Problem Based Learning: Where do I start? How do I start?

Inquiry or Problem based learning in math is not new.  It is the math pedagogy advanced by the Ontario Ministry of Education (2005) and is based on the belief that “…by learning [math] through problem solving, students are given numerous … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita: An exploration into math inquiry

(Photo courtesy of:  Changhua Coast Conservation Action) I haven’t been teaching for very long, but for as long as I have been teaching (10 years), literacy has been the focus of the school board I have worked in.  Owing to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on math inquiry…subject to change after I click ‘Publish’.

I have been fortunate to learn from a number of people who have either known a lot about math inquiry or, like me, are still learning about the nuances of an inquiry based learning model. This post lists a few … Continue reading

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