n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Reasoning and proof in Grade 10 mathematics

Volume 2004, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


In this short paper I will explain how I attempted to teach the mid-point theorem, and its converse, to an above average grade 10 class of boys at a well-resourced independent boys' school. The approach I took is based on my belief in a social-constructivist theory of learning: very simply, this means that learners actively construct their own knowledge, and their ability to do so is enhanced when they work together and communicate their understandings.

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