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Bloom's taxonomy [closed]

I am starting out as a teacher and I'm confused about the verbs that we use in Bloom's taxonomy. I was looking at a lot of websites that provide verbs for Bloom's level that describe the skill ...
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How to differentiate between mathematical skills and understanding of mathematical concepts?

How would my Colleagues here on Math Educators differentiate between mathematical skills and understanding of mathematical concepts? I'm a community college instructor and high school instructor ...
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Does playing tournament chess result in high-level mathematical gains, and not merely a skill whose benefits can be gained through any other activity?

https://chess.stackexchange.com/questions/5199/does-playing-tournament-chess-help-one-in-the-field-of-chess-related-math I often wonder whether the visualization of the various types of chess-related ...
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What to do about a student's poor handwriting

Related but different: What is a good handwriting font for mathematics? A (former) student of mine (no longer! Thankfully passed his Trigonometry regents last week:) had a problem with his ...
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How can we help students learn to effectively take notes?

All students seem to accept that they should take notes during a lecture. However, they don't think about why they are doing this. Most students think that the reason to take notes is to have a ...
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How can we help students learn how to read their textbook?

In most secondary and early undergraduate courses, students purchase expensive and carefully-written textbooks. These textbooks contain, roughly, three things: Exercises and Answers Reference ...