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Knight, Rupert
Using and applying mathematics.
Math. Teach. (Derby), No. 224, 1213 (2011).
2011
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
EN
D42
D43
discovery learnu
teaching methods
elementary school mathematics
mathematics skills
graphs
http://www.atm.org.uk/journal/archive/mt224.html
Summary: The Nobel prize winning physicist Richard Feynman (2007) famously enthused about "the pleasure of finding things out". In daytoday classroom life, however, it is easy to lose and undervalue this pleasure in the process, as opposed to products, of mathematics. Finding things out involves a journey and is often where the learning takes place. Nurturing and valuing those ideas is at the heart of using and applying mathematics. The author finds a place for the process in the primary classroom. (ERIC)