“Yes, But Why? Teaching for understanding in mathematics” by @solvemymaths

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“Yes, But Why? Teaching for understanding in mathematics” by @solvemymaths

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Yes, but why? Teaching for understanding in mathematics by Ed Southall

It’s pretty rare for me to use my status as a blogger to ask people for a copy of their book to review. This is because then I’d feel obliged to read it (though feel free to send me your books if you don’t mind the fact it may take me years to get round to reading them). But I made an exception for this book because Ed Southall is the one person I have ever heard talk about teaching for understanding in maths in a useful way, rather than as an excuse for a particular pedagogy.

Everyone wants to teach for understanding, but people assume that the way they conceive of mathematics or individual topics in mathematics is the correct understanding. My degree in Pure Mathematics convinces me that the only people who really understand mathematics are those…

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