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Tag Archives: Mathematics
Mindset is encompassed by the holistic and should be seen as commonsense given space: I give it a strong tick
The following by Kelvin Smythe: This posting supports mindset as expressed by the American academics Jo Boaler and Carol Dweck. I perceive mindset as a strategy to encourage holistic ideas into mathematics, in particular, a curriculum much in need of … Continue reading
Literacy is a complex, multi-faceted concept that changes as society changes. The ability to cope with a wide range of texts requires more than the ability to read the words. It requires a full understanding of the key concepts underpinning … Continue reading
I have long wanted to have Charlotte Wilkinson, an independent mathematics consultant, set out her ideas on mathematics but, in the previous education environment, any association with me would have been dangerous for her work. With that changed, I am … Continue reading
The response to ‘Mathematics: here is the answer’ had the feel of something wondrous: it was remarkable to observe the clicks unbroken for hours. Mathematics: here is the answer On June 10, 2015, readers of a networkonnet posting communicated a … Continue reading
Instead of giving credibility to the shabby NZ Initiative report on mathematics by criticising it and similarly the shabby Hekia Parata decision to sponsor it (all designed to shore up the failing IES project and the anti-democratic EDUCANZ one), this … Continue reading