
06322580
j
2014e.00801
Clark, Mary
`Significant figures'  an invitation to question and discuss mathematics.
Equals 17, No. 1, 1920 (2011).
2011
Mathematical Association (MA), Leicester
EN
M16
D46
F96
low achievement
low attainers
mathematical applications
discussion
mathematical literacy
numeracy
computational skills
mathematical ability
minimum competencies
citizenship education
educational objectives
mathematics and society
application oriented teaching
everyday mathematics
questioninganswering method
http://www.ma.org.uk/pdf/equals_17_1.pdf
Summary: The author has taken some of the significant figures provided by Rachel Gibbons and suggests some classroom approaches to using these to stimulate mathematical thinking.