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Learning from others

Andrews, P. R. and Sayers, J. (2011) Learning from others. Mathematics Teaching. 224, pp. 3-7. 0025-5785.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This paper shares a European perspective on teaching linear equations in Finland, Flanders, and Hungary. Observing other cultures different from our own provides us with new insights that allow us to challenge the orthodoxy. The case study teacher approaches reported here lead us to question why we, the English, continue to teach analytical approaches for solving arithmetic equations when our European colleagues all seem to start with the algebraic.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA150 Algebra
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA11 Study and teaching. Research
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Creators: Andrews, P R and Sayers, Judy
Publisher: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM)
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Education, Training and Skills
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Teacher Education
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Teacher Continuing Professional Development
Date: September 2011
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 3-7
Journal or Publication Title: Mathematics Teaching
Volume: 224
Language: English
ISSN: 0025-5785
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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