n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Sum to infinity - an open-ended investigation

Volume 2010, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


Open-ended investigations are a wonderful way to access a diverse range of mathematical topics in a meaningful and engaging manner. Not only do such topics often arise unexpectedly or serendipitously, but open-ended investigations can provide an ideal context for nurturing such important dispositions as curiosity, creativity and self-confidence, along with feelings of personal relevance and a desire to engage dynamically in a process of genuine mathematical discovery.

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