Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Amazing questions - making the links.

Mathematical language is a great part of understanding mathematics. It can be the key to connecting ideas and when to apply mathematical concepts. 

Here we look at how our number system helps us convert types of measurement.  

We can see the words gives us a clue as to how it relates.  
Vera asked " why do all the words have metres in it"
" what does centi mean?"
- this discussion led to the meaning of century - being 100." Then we made the links.. So what does milli mean... 

This is the best part of teaching, when students direct and ask the questions and discussions occur so meaning is authentic to them.  

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