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\iteman{ZMATH 2015f.00404}
\itemau{Robertson, James}
\itemti{Off on a tangent\dots.}
\itemso{Math. Teach. (Derby) 239, 14-15 (2014).}
\itemab
Summary: The author takes an opportunist approach to mathematical development. The unexpected can be challenging, disturbing, exhilarating, unsettling, even a disaster. Add the unexpected to the dynamic of a mathematics classroom and the teacher enters the realms of `risk taking'. Teachers often prompt learners to be `risk takers' because the approach can enhance their learning and their understanding. This anecdotal account showcases the creative aspects of mathematics when outcomes are not predetermined.
\itemrv{~}
\itemcc{D43}
\itemut{teaching methods; discovery learning; spontaneity; problem posing; open-ended problems; experience reports; lower secondary}
\itemli{}
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