
06494828
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2015f.00481
SayceBrowne, Lucy
Back, Jenni
Richards, Fiona
Tomalin, Jo
Fundamental ideas, core awareness, and threshold concepts in school mathematics.
Math. Teach. (Derby) 239, 813 (2014).
2014
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
EN
D59
U69
meetings
workshops
teaching
learning
inservice teacher education
problemsolving strategies
thresholds
mathematical keys
core ideas
addition
word problems
visualisation
modes of representation
teaching aids
carpet theorems
overlapping carpets
area
Summary: The authors explore ideas by engaging in mathematical activity. This is the latest report from the Institute for Mathematical Pedagogy. By engaging with problems members of the group seek to unravel the processes that lead to resolution. The theme set, the accounts by members describe the experience of being immersed in mathematical thinking, of being challenged to think ``outside their personal mathematical box", of having to justify conclusions, and of having the opportunity to `live' mathematics for a while.