n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Time to change the game

Volume 2005, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


There are two fundamentally different games being played in our classrooms. I call the game that most of us have experienced as students, 'the knowledge game.' I call the other game 'the sense-making game.' It is important that we should be able to recognize each game and understand their differing characteristics and purposes. I say this out of a conviction that only one of these games prepares students for life beyond the walls of their schools.

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