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n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Encouraging participation in mathematics classes

Volume 2011, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1990-6811

Abstract

No matter what mathematics topic one is teaching, one should aim to involve every student productively with a goal of achieving conceptual understanding of the content covered. According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), "The need to understand and be able to use mathematics in everyday life and in the workplace has never been greater (NCTM 2000, p. 4). In the National Research Council document, (National Academy Press, 1989, p. 60), it is stated that "Teachers must involve students in their own learning." In (AMATYC, 2006), the Standards for Pedagogy call for instructional strategies that will promote students' active learning. The document goes further to state that "For today's students, learning is participatory - knowing depends on practice and participation" (p. 53). And the big question (and indeed the challenge) is:

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