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May11

Diagnostic Questions in Mathematics Education

We will continue reflecting on Craig Barton’s book How I Wish I’d Taught Maths on the Smartick blog. Today, we will address the topic of diagnostic questions in mathematics education. Diagnostic Teaching Diagnostic teaching has a long tradition in mathematics education. This approach to teaching mathematics was initially developed in the 1980s, at the University […]

Apr27

Characteristics of Purposeful Practice

In this post, we are going to continue with the latest chapter of How I Wish I’d Taught Maths, by Craig Barton, about evidence-based education. Today we will discover a type of activity that can be tailored to both novice and expert learners: purposeful practice. As we have seen in a previous post, deliberate practice […]

Apr13

Elementary Geometry – Open Lines

In this post, we are going to discover what an open line is and how it is different from a closed line. We will also see different types of open lines. Before we begin, take a look at this post about straight and curved lines to refresh your memory. Open Lines We know that a […]

Apr06

The Reason for Divisibility Criteria

Sometimes we may be interested in knowing if one number is divisible by another, without having to perform a division. This is especially useful when we work with large numbers that require a lot of time for completing calculations. If you would like to refresh your memory on divisibility criteria, take a look at this […]

Mar30

Problem Solving and Independence

In this post, we are going to continue analyzing the book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths by Craig Barton about evidence-based education. Today, we will focus on problem solving. What is a problem? This is the first question we must answer before addressing the issue. Let’s see two examples. There is a school with […]

Mar23

Identifying Flat Symmetrical Figures

In today’s post, I am going to present a series of exercises to practice how to identify flat symmetrical figures. To begin, I recommend that if you don’t remember symmetry or the characteristics that make a figure symmetrical very well, take a look at this previous post. You’ll be able to review all of the […]

Mar16

Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

Today we are going to learn how to solve activities related to the representation of fractions on a number line and the amplification and simplification of fractions. To do this we need to use equivalent fractions. It is easy to represent a fraction on a number line when it is divided into the same number […]