Neuroscience, Jungian Type and Mathematics–Insights into Student Struggles
TEDxEnola: February 1st, 2012
Dr. Jane Kise
“Oh my gosh, we’ve been doing math for three hours and understanding it.”
Differentiation Using Multiple Entry Points
Van de Walle (2006) recommends using multiple entry points, so that all students are able to gain access to a given concept. These entry points are based on the five representations, which are considered to be tangible ways of representing knowledge.
- concrete – materials are used to model a concept
- contextual – situations to engage student interest
- pictorial – diagrams represent a problem or record understanding
- verbal – students talk and write about their learning
- symbolic – students use symbols to record understanding
Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Grades 5-8.
Van De Walle, John A., and Louann H. Lovin.
Boston, USA: Pearson Education Inc, 2005.
Adam Spencer: Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers
February 2013 at TED2013
Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong math geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math.
Maths and Chess
3 Apr 15
Is it really true that ability in mathematics and chess are somehow linked? Tim Harford pits his wits against a math-professor-turned-professional-chess-player, John Nunn.