id: 06494782
dt: j
an: 2015f.00382
au: Wolfe, Corinne
ti: Maths journals and my experiment with year 7.
so: Math. Teach. (Derby) 234, 27-28 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
la: EN
cc: D40 U90
ut: journal writing; learning journals; teaching methods; experience reports;
written records; student presentations; writing in the mathematics
classroom; student activities; independent work
ci:
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ab: Summary: The author discovers the power of learning journals. This is an
example of CPW with a ‘slow burn’, and proof that good ideas are
independent of time. In mathematics teaching, how to record learning,
and who is the appropriate audience for such recording is an enduring
tension? If any record is to support learning and understanding then,
it must have a significant ‘personal’ element and be free of
restrictions as to format. A ‘learning journal’ can satisfy these
challenging criteria. However, not all students can be expected to be
‘wowed’ by concept, but that is not to say that they ought not to
be introduced to the idea. After all, they might just be going through
‘the slow burn’, only time will tell.
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