7 Days of Maths http://drawingonmath.blogspot.co.uk #7

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nixthetricks.com is Tina Cardone’s dedicated site to eradicating the maths ‘tricks’ that plague teaching and often cause more long term problems than they solve short term. The whole idea is still quite topical with teachers. Is it ok to teach tricks? If so, when is it OK?

Either way, with a new emphasis on subject mastery, I suspect tricks will be dying out, or at least, using them as a first port of call.

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3 thoughts on “7 Days of Maths http://drawingonmath.blogspot.co.uk #7

  1. “I suspect tricks will be dying out.”

    Hilarious. You’re such a kidder. The middle school math teacher had a student teacher who was teaching fractions … and used one of the tricks incorrectly … and never noticed. Jim was sitting in the back, trying not to scream “1/5 + 1/3 does not equal 2/8”

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