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.